Nov 272012
 November 27, 2012  Posted by  Featured News, Laws

Brendan Sasso reports:

Privacy advocates are pleased with the latest version of Sen. Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) bill to require police to obtain a warrant before reading emails, Facebook messages and other forms of electronic communication.

Leahy released the latest version of his bill on Monday night. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Leahy chairs, is scheduled to vote on the legislation on Thursday.

There had been speculation that Leahy would water down the privacy protections after CNET, a technology news site, reported last week that a draft bill circulating on Capitol Hill included broad exceptions for civil investigations.

The latest version does not include those exceptions, and Leahy denied that he ever supported them.

Read more on The Hill.

Image credit: Senator Leahy

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