Apr 272016
 April 27, 2016  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Mario Trujillo reports:

The House on Wednesday unanimously passed an email privacy bill that the technology industry and advocates pushed for years.

The Email Privacy Act had the most public backers of any bill in Congress and it passed 419-0. Attention now turns to the Senate.

The bill closes off a loophole in the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act to ensure that law enforcement gets a warrant before forcing technology companies to hand over customers’ emails or other electronic communications, no matter how old they are.

Read more on The Hill.

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