Yahoo Applauded for Successfully Fighting Warrantless Demand for E-mail

In 2010 Yahoo was applauded by users and privacy advocates when it successfully fought a Justice Department demand for access to a user’s e-mail without a search warrant. The Justice Department withdrew its request after Yahoo went to court rather than comply with the demand (and was publicly supported by Google and numerous public interest organizations in a friend-of-the-court brief). As a result, Yahoo won points with privacy advocates for being committed to protecting the privacy of its users.

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