Category Archives: ECPA

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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The Hill: Senators resurrect bill to require a warrant for email searches

The Hill: Senators resurrect bill to require a warrant for email searches by Mario Trujillo Sens. Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee plan to re-introduce legislation in the “coming weeks.”

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Center for Democracy and Technology: Data Privacy Day: A Reminder of the Need to Update ECPA

Center for Democracy and Technology: Data Privacy Day: A Reminder of the Need to Update ECPA by Chris Calabrese: For years CDT has been leading the charge to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that governs how … Continue reading

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EFF: Automated Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional, EFF Explains in Jewel v. NSA

EFF: Automated Mass Surveillance is Unconstitutional, EFF Explains in Jewel v. NSA by Cindy Cohn and Andrew Crocker and Jamie Lee Williams Today EFF filed our latest brief in Jewel v. NSA, our longstanding case on behalf of AT&T customers … Continue reading

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NLJ: Justice Dept. Phone Data Memo to Remain Secret

NLJ: Justice Dept. Phone Data Memo to Remain Secret: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to step into a dispute over public access to a secret U.S. Department of Justice memo about the government’s ability to acquire phone data … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: FBI director on privacy, electronic surveillance

60 Minutes: FBI director on privacy, electronic surveillance: FBI Director James Comey speaks with Scott Pelley about our lives online and the need for government electronic surveillance, but only with a court order.

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Above the Law: Does The Mass Collection Of Phone Records Violate The Fourth Amendment?

Above the Law: Does The Mass Collection Of Phone Records Violate The Fourth Amendment? by Joe Patrice: Not to get all originalist, but isn’t “government collecting evidence at random based on vague suspicion” exactly the scenario that the Framers of … Continue reading

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