Aliya Sternstein reports:
Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious agenda for changing the country’s privacy laws to keep pace with the digital age.
The committee will continue where it left off last session in revising the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act to balance law enforcement’s need to probe online messages with citizens’ right to privacy. In addition, members will examine full-body screening at airports and the tracking of Americans’ online activities by marketers and other third-party data aggregators. The various measures are expected to complement a comprehensive cybersecurity bill that several agencies are collaborating on this Congress.
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The full text of Senator Leahy’s prepared statement is on his web site.