Hanni Fakhoury, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, agreed and said he thinks the Justice Department changed its position on warrantless email snooping because it had little choice.
"I feel like they were the last people in the world to come to the conclusion," he said. "DOJ has very little to lose coming around to saying, 'OK, we're going to require a search warrant.'"
The Justice Department declined to comment.
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