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No Privacy Right in US ?
Edupage, 28 November 1995, reports:
ONLINE ANONYMITY IS ALL RELATIVE
America Online has revealed the real name of a subscriber
who called herself "Jenny TRR" to a Caribbean resort owner
and dive instructor who claim they were defamed in remarks
she posted on an AOL bulletin board.
AOL gave the subscriber a chance to object to the action, but
says she didn't attempt to fight the subpoena. AOL's assis-
tant general counsel says the service doesn't disclose infor-
mation about electronic mail, which is protected by the Elec-
tronic Communications Privacy Act,
unless it [ electronic mail ] is part of
a criminal investigation.
The item cites: Wall Street Journal 24 Nov 95 B1.
There's two types of criminal investigations: those of crimes
and those that are crimes.
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