ecpa reform

Barging into a foreign data center would be a major invasion of that country's sovereignty. Imagine the uproar if foreign police tried to a similar move in the United States.
As countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil, and China develop their data policies, the U.S. can offer a model that respects rule of law and individual rights. We can do it. This can happen.
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
Saying that SEC Chairman Mary Jo White's agency has made "contradictory or misleading statements" about how often it searches
Verizon received 320,000 U.S. law enforcement requests for customer names, phone call records, text messages, and other kinds of customer data in 2013, the company revealed in a report released Wednesday.
Phone carriers had long resisted efforts to release such transparency reports, which privacy-minded internet companies have
"Police see our mobile devices as the go-to source for information,” Christopher Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American
Without a public push, the email privacy legislation might not get full floor votes this year. The Senate bill, sponsored
This might come as a shock to you, but the privacy of many of your electronic communications has a six-month expiration date. That's because the law governing access to our online communications was written in 1986.
Many email providers, including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have adopted the 6th Circuit's reasoning, asking for a warrant
It's not known how widely the IRS has exercised its claimed power, since some email providers, like Google, have said they
Another 2009 file, the IRS Criminal Tax Division's "Search Warrant Handbook," showed that the division's general counsel
Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel in the Washington office of the ACLU, said his organization opposes that idea. Local
Lofgren and other lawmakers have tried before to reform the confusing welter of rules around warrant requirements for online
Our cellphones track our every movement. Our credit cards or web browsers turn us into consumers to be marketed. An ordinary
Twitter said it was often asked to hand over data without a warrant. Because of the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy
Did you know that a law written before email was commercially available governs the way the government can access your data online?
The company broke down how often it gets subpoenas vs. warrants for data, an important data point as Congress considers whether
Bloggers and privacy advocates are responding to Google's latest Transparency Report -- the first to break down how often
The ACLU notes that nearly all of the more than 200 police departments in their report said that they track cell phones; however, only a fraction of those departments get a warrant from a judge.