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Court Allows Chevron to Subpoena Email Data

A federal judge has ruled in favor of Chevron giving the oil company permission to subpoena Americans' private email data. This includes the email messages of more than 100 email accounts, including those of environmental activists, journalists, and attorneys. The deal is part of a long-running dispute about oil drilling damages in Ecuador. Chevron was fined $17 billion for allegedly dumping toxic waste into the Amazon, but instead of paying, the oil giant is suing more than 50 people and has subpoenaed their email exchanges.

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