Category Archives: ECPA

The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously

The Intercept: Email Privacy Bill Passes House Unanimously by Jenna McLaughlin: The House voted unanimously, 419-0, on Wednesday to bring the law that protects the privacy of Americans’ e-mails into the 21st century. The Email Privacy Act would reform the … Continue reading

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W.D.Okla.: Ping order not subject to exclusionary rule under ECPA

A cell phone ping order allegedly in violation of ECPA was not subject to suppression. The warrantless entry into the house was justified by exigent circumstances. United States v. Banks, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53876 (W.D.Okla. April 22, 2016). The … Continue reading

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Wired: California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law

Wired: California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law by Kim Zetter CALIFORNIA CONTINUED ITS long-standing tradition for forward-thinking privacy laws today when Governor Jerry Brown signed a sweeping law protecting digital privacy rights. The landmark Electronic Communications Privacy … Continue reading

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The Hill: Time for reform is now

The Hill: Time for reform is now by Richard Salgado: As the debate over electronic communications privacy escalates in Congress and around the country, I testified this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss this very issue. The hearing … Continue reading

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The Hill: Google: Government creating ‘distractions’ in email privacy debate

The Hill: Google: Government creating ‘distractions’ in email privacy debate by Mario Trujillo: Google and other tech advocates accused federal agencies Wednesday of creating “distractions” during the years-long debate on updating an email privacy law from the 1980s. “We certainly … Continue reading

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Slate: Our Inboxes, Ourselves | ECPA in Congress, finally?

Slate: Our Inboxes, Ourselves by Mike Godwin An ancient email privacy law might finally be updated. Congress needs to get it right.

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The Hill: Bill to limit reach of US warrants faces uphill battle in Congress

The Hill: Bill to limit reach of US warrants faces uphill battle in Congress by Mario Trujillo: Congress faces a tough slog to update the email privacy law at the center of Microsoft’s fight against a U.S. warrant mandating that … Continue reading

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The Hill: The quiet battle for privacy in the cloud

The Hill: The quiet battle for privacy in the cloud by Dan Horowitz: Why is the Second Circuit being forced to defend our electronic privacy and preserve an international agreement from the Obama administration? Recently, a Federal Judge in New … Continue reading

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C.D.Cal.: CSLI doesn’t yet require a SW; if it now did, Davis GFE would apply

Obtaining Cell site location information doesn’t yet require a search warrant on probable cause under ECPA or the Fourth Amendment in the Ninth Circuit or in any district court in the circuit. Even if all those courts are wrong, the … Continue reading

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Reason: Congress Trudges Ahead on Perhaps Honoring the Fourth Amendment

Reason: Congress Trudges Ahead on Perhaps Honoring the Fourth Amendment by Brian Doherty: The continuing fight for e-mail privacy and against terrible aspects of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Ronald Bailey wrote on Reason earlier this month on one piece … Continue reading

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The Hill: Republican senator pushes bill to require warrants for emails

The Hill: Republican senator pushes bill to require warrants for emails by Mario Trujillo: The senator’s bill limits access to data stored in clouds and overseas.

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Ripon Advance: Electronic Communications Privacy bill gains new ally

Ripon Advance: Electronic Communications Privacy bill gains new ally: U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI) said on Monday that he has joined the effort to pass House Bill 699, also known as the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act, which aims to … Continue reading

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