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Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Rebooting Electronic Privacy Rights

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

The Email Privacy Act would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act for the digital age by requiring the government to get a warrant in order to access private online communications. This is practical reform every American can stand behind.

White House: 'Cybersecurity Legislation Must Not Violate Americans' Right to Privacy'

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Whether the voices of the people on it are driving administration policy remains up for the debate. What can't be said now is that they're not paying attention to the issues raised. We, the People, should be heard. Now there are new ways to you raise your voice.

Matt Sledge

Federal Judge Puts A Price On Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- Privacy has a price. For Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, it comes out to $2,400 a year. Kozinski, who...

Google Will Fight The Government To Protect Your Email

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google will lobby Washington in 2013 to make it harder for law enforcement authorities to gain access to emails and other digit...

Matt Sledge

Twitter Warns Of Government 'Chilling Effect'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Twitter's second transparency report, released Tuesday, documents government requests for users' information. The results will surprise no one who has...

Data Privacy Day: A Good Time to Approve ECPA Reforms

Edward J. Black | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

One part of data privacy that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves are the issues surrounding government surveillance.

Matt Sledge

Microsoft Won't Say Whether Skype Is Tapped

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Privacy advocates are calling on Microsoft to disclose whether -- and how often -- governments are snooping on Skype users, a move that comes as the s...

Matt Sledge

Google Report: Government Spying More Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Law enforcement is asking Google for its users' data more than ever -- and most of the time, they aren't getting a warrant first. That's the takea...

Will 2013 Be the Year of Privacy on Steroids?

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

With so many new sites, gadgets and technology offerings integrating social media into their core functionalities, legislators will be hungry to regulate and legislate.

Matt Sledge

Senate Judiciary Votes To Require Warrant For Email Snooping

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to force cops to get a warrant to spy on your email. It was a first step toward beating...

Senator Dismisses Report That Proposed Bill Would Allow Warrantless Email Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology

The office of Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is pushing back against charges that he is tweaking legislation in order to give the government warrantless p...

Matt Sledge

Obama Goes All-In On Warrantless Spying

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Obama administration has overseen a sharp increase in the number of people subjected to warrantless electronic surveillance of their t...

Warrant Requirement Past Due for Cell Phone Tracking

Leslie Harris | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

The ACLU notes that nearly all of the more than 200 police departments in their report said that they track cell phones; however, only a fraction of those departments get a warrant from a judge.