David Kravets reports:
A federal appeals court is holding in contempt the operator of a now-defunct e-mail service because he refused to abide by a court order and turn over the crypto keys and expose Lavabit’s 400,000 customers to the government’s prying eyes.
Equally troubling as that Wednesday decision by the Fourth US Circuit Court of Appeals may be, Congress has essentially punted on reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the law surrounding e-mail privacy.
That has led one of the leading lobbyists on the matter to declare a defeat of sorts.
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