Sep 122012
 
 September 12, 2012  Laws, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Chris Calabrese of the ACLU writes:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced late yesterday that he will bring legislation before the committee requiring law enforcement to use a probable-cause warrant to access all non-public internet communications such as email. This legislation is a key piece of efforts to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), first passed in 1986 and not substantially updated since.

 Read more on ACLU.
Kudos to Senator Leahy for his efforts to update the law to incorporate appropriate privacy protections in a world that is more connected and technologically complex than 1986.

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