Nuala Connor of CDT writes:
When I send an email to my daughter’s teacher or store family photos with an online service, I consider those items private. To me, and I think to most people, our electronic memories are no less treasured than printed photographs or letters on paper. But federal law doesn’t provide for our digital communications the same privacy protections long afforded to our physical possessions. An outdated statute says that our digital lives can be searched by government officials without a warrant.
As Americans move more of their personal communications and important documents online, the time has come for Congress to update privacy protections to reflect the way we live today.
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