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Some of your things have monetary value, like your bank account data. Some have sentimental value, like family photos. And some are just personal things you don’t want others to see. You’re right to expect that the things you keep online have the same Fourth Amendment protections as they do when the government wants to enter a home to seize them from a desk drawer.
Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, some government agencies argue that they don't need a warrant to access your online data. They simply send a subpoena -- which doesn't require a judge's signature or the same burden of proof -- to the Internet service.
ECPA is outdated. It was created in 1986, when the Internet was tiny and few people used e-mail. We told the White House that the law should give your online stuff the same protection as your offline stuff.