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The IRS claims that they can read your emails if they have been “opened or are older than 180 days.” This goes against the court case of U.S. v. Warshak, which stated that governmental agencies need a warrant to access emails and private messages. The IRS claims that this case only applies to the Sixth Circuit, and that they are allowed to read emails because of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Activist Groups are challenging this action, and law makers are currently looking at updating the ECPA to preclude this action.

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