electronic communications privacy act of 1986

When wearable computers can disprove what someone told police, you know you're living in a future that has arrived sooner than expected. According to LancasterOnline, a woman in Pennsylvania has been charged with knowingly filing a false report after forensic evidence and the data from her Fitbit undermined her claim of rape. This case should catalyze a national discussion about when and how suspects can or should disclose data from a wearable computing device.
We need to maintain a vibrant postal service, whether run under the auspices of the federal government or private enterprise. I'm willing to put up with the junk mail.
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.
While in these last months the NSA has cast a long, dark shadow over American privacy, don't for a second imagine that it's the only government agency systematically and often secretly intruding on our lives.
Two years ago, The New York Times published a piece analyzing how that privacy law has been outrun by the web. History and
Many email providers, including Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have adopted the 6th Circuit's reasoning, asking for a warrant
The IRS said in response to the ACLU document release that it respects Americans' privacy. Udall's comments were in response
A number of major email providers, like Google, have announced that they always demand a warrant from law enforcement in
The Fourth Amendment -- the one that is supposed to keep the government out of your mail and outside your door -- is one area that can unite grownups of the left and right.
WASHINGTON -- A top Justice Department official said Tuesday there is "no principled basis" to treat email less than 180
The bill is sponsored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), all members of the
"The world we live in now is one where we constantly disclose information to third parties, often unwillingly," Kozinski
A single email may be subject to different legal standards depending on whether it is in transit, in storage, how long it is in storage, or whether it has been opened.
Leahy has now included the change of privacy laws as one of his top priorities this year. Last year, Democratic Senator Patrick
Email privacy is a tangled subject: the Electronic Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) governing when the police or FBI can