ISP Discovery in Civil Cases

Internet service providers ('ISPs') have become increasingly rich sources of information in complex criminal and civil matters. Parties in civil matters have used subpoenas to obtain information, but the California Superior Court has recently barred civil litigants from obtaining information from ISPs because the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (US) had no provisions for civil discovery. Attorney Leonard Deutchman argues that this goes against existing case law and privacy practice.

Originally by Law.com - Tech Law Practice Center, 9:22 PM