Originally Posted by AustinChief
Ok, you're still not getting it. The 4th protects your data IN YOUR POSSESSION. As a matter of fact, courts have upheld that even if your data is not in your possession and is seized you don't have to give up any passwords to that data (5th Amendment protection). But once that data is held by SOMEONE ELSE, you have waived your 4th Amendment rights concerning it.
This was a fine interpretation a few years ago but as EVERYTHING moves to cloud services and such... the Supreme COurt is probably going to need to update this... or people need to start using encryption on everything.
It shouldn't be that broad.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison