Courts grapple with computer searches

Tuesday, 5 June 2007, 4:24 PM EST

When Ray Andrus' 91-year-old father gave federal agents permission to search his son's password-protected computer files and they found child pornography, the case turned a spotlight on how appellate courts grapple with third-party consents to search computers.

With an increasing number of criminal cases depending on forensic computer searches, the direction courts ultimately take is likely to affect a wide array of criminal cases.

At Law.com

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