Police increasingly seek search warrants for information stored on personal computers. Georgia law, OCGA 17-5-21(a)(5) prohibits the issuance of a search warrant for "private papers," which include any documents subject to a recognized privilege (attorney-client, doctor-patient). This statute, and other technological factors, raise the risk of a computer search warrant being ruled overbroad unless it is carefully drafted. A constitutionally sound format for a computer search warrant application is given, along with guidelines for drafting and executing a warrant for digital property believed to be evidence of a crime.
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