Pursuant to the Stored Communications Act the 4th Amendment right to privacy extends to protection of email and other digital communications stored on the internet with an internet service provider like Yahoo, AOL and others. The Act precludes third-parties from utilizing subpoena power to gain access to such communications (subject to  a set of eight exceptions). The Act does not make such communications undiscoverable since certain Federal Rules of discovery can be utilized to circumvent the protections of the Act.