Carl Wicklander reports some progress in trying to update ECPA. A bill proposed by Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), the E-mail Privacy Act, now has 240 co-sponsors. The bill requires authorities to obtain a search warrant based on probable cause and, as Wicklander reports, also:
“Requires a law enforcement agency, within 10 days after receiving the contents of a customer’s communication, or a government entity, within 3 days, to provide a customer whose communications were disclosed by the provider a copy of the warrant and a notice that such information was requested by, and supplied to, the government entity.”
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Related: H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act