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In Law360, Emerging Technologies Attorney Marta Belcher Addresses Court Privacy Ruling on Cryptocurrency Warrantless Searches

Practices: Intellectual Property, FinTech, Cryptocurrency

In Law360, blockchain and emerging technologies attorney Marta Belcher (Silicon Valley) discussed a novel Fifth Circuit ruling that the government need not get a warrant in order to obtain financial transaction data from cryptocurrency exchanges.

Marta explains that one of the most important aspects of cryptocurrency is that it imports the civil liberties benefits of cash into the digital sphere by allowing for anonymous transactions. "The court's decision that the agents could obtain this sensitive financial data without a warrant sets a dangerous precedent," said Marta.

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