Electronic Communications Privacy Act

The legislation was expected to encounter resistance in the Senate, where it failed to advance last year amid opposition by a handful of Republican lawmakers after the House passed it unanimously.
By Charles Blain for WIRED. The more we rely on technology, the more detailed a technological footprint we leave behind. A
The Email Privacy Act would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the digital age by requiring the government to get a warrant in order to access private online communications. This is practical reform every American can stand behind.
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"The world we live in now is one where we constantly disclose information to third parties, often unwillingly," Kozinski
Leahy has now included the change of privacy laws as one of his top priorities this year. Last year, Democratic Senator Patrick
One part of data privacy that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves are the issues surrounding government surveillance.
With so many new sites, gadgets and technology offerings integrating social media into their core functionalities, legislators will be hungry to regulate and legislate.
These days, said Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, "basically all the interesting
Brady said that Leahy's bill would require a warrant to search email and would include a provision requiring people to be
"We're seeing a massive increase in requests for what as a technologist I would call metadata, so it's not the what you say
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.