NYPD requests Google turn over teen's digital history
NYPD requests Google turn over teen's digital history

The New York City Police Department has subpoenaed Google requesting the entire online history of a Staten Island teenager, according to a New York Post report.

The Post said the unnamed 17-year-old boy was informed by Google that in December the police had requested the company hand over contacts, e-mails, history and other digital documentation. Google said they only saw a redacted version of the subpoena so they did not know why the information was being requested. The teen's lawyers have requested that a Manhattan Supreme Court suppress the request citing federal law that requires a search warrant or court order.

The Post said Google refused the request and the teen's lawyer described the NYPD's actions as a broad over reach in his court filing.