No 4th Amendment Privacy Interest in Subscriber Information & Transactional Records
“Every federal court to address this issue has held that subscriber information provided to an internet provider is not protected by the Fourth Amendment’s privacy expectation.”
United States v. Forrester, 512 F.3d 500, 510 (9th Cir. 2008)
Email and Internet users have no reasonable expectation of privacy in source or destination addresses of email or the IP addresses of websites visited.
Guest v. Leis, 255 F.3d 325,336 (6th Cir. 2001)
No Fourth Amendment protection for network account holders.
Note: These cases can be found in DOJ’s “Searching & Seizing & Obtaining Electronic Evidence Manual.”