Does the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures extend to e-mail and data stored in “the cloud”? Surprisingly, the question remains unsettled in the courts. On this week’s legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss the extent to which e-mail and other online data are protected in both the criminal and civil contexts. Joining us are two experts on the topic:
- Orin S. Kerr, professor of criminal law at the George Washington University Law School and author of a number of law review articles on the application of the Fourth Amendment to Internet and computer data.
- Jason Paroff, director of computer forensics operations with the ESI Consulting practice at Kroll Ontrack.
Listen to or download the half-hour program from the Legal Talk Network.