Internet Privacy Suits Filed Against Yahoo, Others

A set of potential class actions filed recently in Georgia against three Internet powerhouses raises interesting questions about how law enforcement agencies get information about Internet users without their knowledge. The suits claim that Comcast, Yahoo and Windstream have violated federal wiretap and computer privacy laws by providing information in response to warrants or subpoenas issued by Georgia judges or magistrates, which are then relayed to the Internet companies’ headquarters outside of Georgia.

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