09 Jan NYPD Serves Google with Subpoena to Obtain Teen’s Online History
A 17-year old Staten Island high-school student recently received a letter from Google informing him that the NYPD is seeking his “contacts, e-mails, history and other digital documentation” from the search giant. The teen was also furnished a redacted copy of the subpoena which made it unclear why the authorities wanted his information.
The teen’s legal representation implored a Manhattan Supreme Court to quash the demand on grounds that it violated a federal law that requires a search warrant, court order or invocation of federal or state law.
An NYPD source revealed that the police may be seeking the information in relation to a case involving child pornography. However, the subpoena had been criticized for being an “overbroad” fishing expedition that constitutes of an unwarranted invasion of privacy.
Source: NY Post