SEC Fraud Probes Said to Suffer If E-Mails Kept Private – Bloomberg

The SEC is fighting legislation that would trim government access to personal and corporate e-mail kept for customers by third-party providers, such as Amazon.com Inc. and Yahoo! Inc.

Bipartisan legislation requiring agencies to get warrants to access e-mails could have “a significant negative impact” on enforcement efforts, SEC Chairman Mary Jo White said in an April letter to Congress. The SEC, a civil regulatory agency, doesn’t have authority to obtain warrants.

via SEC Fraud Probes Said to Suffer If E-Mails Kept Private – Bloomberg