“Given that it is unclear whether and how law enforcement intends to protect the confidential information of innocent parties, this rule change poses real risks for both individuals and businesses. For example, information seized by the government under the new rule could potentially be disclosable through FOIA requests, and if such information included trade secrets or confidential personnel files, that could mean liability – or at least bad publicity – for the individuals or businesses from whom the information was taken. Given the stakes at issue, it will be important to monitor whether the proposed rule takes effect or is modified in any way before December 1.” http://ow.ly/VQEq301uk0H

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