May 262016
 May 26, 2016  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Mario Trujillo reports:

GOP senators have filed a series of amendment that could sink a compromise on email privacy legislation, but they are unlikely to receive enough support to pass.

Nine amendments have been filed ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup Thursday. They include one by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to create an emergency disclosure requirement and another by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) to expand the government’s use of National Security Letters.

Privacy advocates like the American Civil Liberties Union and Open Technology Institute circulated letters late Wednesday night urging lawmakers to oppose the additions.

Read more on The Hill.

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