Stored Text Messages Ruled Not Subject to Wiretap Act

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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  1. Joy S. says:

    I am trying to find information regarding if people can call their cell carriers and get copies of text messages that their spouse has sent on the spouses phone. I haven’t been able to find just the right way to search it so far. Would anyone have information? Are the messages actually stored by the carriers? (ie: Alltel told me they are stored on their system for only 15 minutes then are gone and you wouldn’t be able to get anything). Thank you.