The U.S. can legally access your old emails and it wants to keep it that way

"Digital storage wasn't the same three decades ago. As Jennifer Granick, the director of civil liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, put it to Mashable: People used to download any important information onto their own hard drives after it was online for a while. Now, important information is everywhere.

"I think the idea was like an abandonment theory, kind of like if you leave your stuff at the dry cleaners too long," Granick said. "If it was important, you'd come back for it.""