US v. Miller and “Voluntary” Data Handover, c. 2009

In United States v. Miller, the Supreme Court held that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in financial records maintained by a bank, because the information was voluntarily conveyed by the defendant to a third party (the bank). With new legislation mandating more data retention in the works, this is an appropriate time to reexamine what the term “voluntary” means with respect to online third party services given the state of the world 33 Continue Reading →