Tracing Internet Protocol (IP) addresses
State v. Jacobs (Minn. Ct. App. April 17, 2007) 2007 Minn. App. Unpub. 360.
Tracing IP addresses back to a suspect using automated tools, even when the suspect is attempting hide himself, does not violate the suspect’s “reasonable expectation of privacy.”
Law enforcement obtained a search warrant based on the transmission of child pornography, which was traced back to a particular IP address registered to defendant.