From: The Hill:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need  warrants to read people’s emails, text messages and other private electronic  communications, according to internal agency documents.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which obtained  the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, released the  information on Wednesday.

In a 2009  handbook, the IRS said the Fourth Amendment does not protect emails because  Internet users “do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such  communications.” A 2010 presentation by the IRS Office of General Counsel  reiterated the policy.
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