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Is The Cloud Subject To Government Scrutiny Via Internet Service Providers In Denver Colorado?

May 8th, 2013

Tax season almost always carries with it a sense of urgency and some trepidation, especially among those who might owe money. And along with the madness of the season are always rumors. One of the more popular ones is that the IRS can snoop around in taxpayers’ email messages to try and catch those who would cheat on their taxes.  This has especially caused worry among those who use the cloud and internet service providers in Denver Colorado to store their messages.

The truth is that as far as email messages are concerned, there is nothing in the 4th Amendment which protects them. While it may seem reasonable that they would be covered, but the IRS Search Warrant Manual states that email messages will generally lose any protection once they have been transmitted from a user’s computer.