Fighting Google Keyword Warrants

My friends at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are getting into “good trouble.” Michael Price, the litigation director for NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center has filed the first of a kind challenge to a Google keyword warrant.

A keyword warrant is one where an internet service provider, in this case, Google, Inc., is ordered to provide information to a court for the purposes of a law enforcement investigation for all information on people who use specific search terms with the service provider.

The motion that was filed on June 30 has been joined by an amicus brief by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The litigation has been given some national press coverage and is definitely worth a read.

Wolf Criminal Law is dedicated to fighting these warrants when they appear in our client’s cases.

Bill Wolf

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