Category Archives: ECPA

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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news.gnom.es: California Governor Signs Anti-Surveillance Bill

news.gnom.es: California Governor Signs Anti-Surveillance Bill: California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill prohibiting the state from supplying “material support, participation, or assistance” in response to certain federal requests for metadata and electronic communications. The so-called Fourth Amendment … Continue reading

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KC Star: Question of electronic privacy on Missouri’s August ballot

KC Star: Question of electronic privacy on Missouri’s August ballot by Caroline Baumanthe: Many Missouri lawmakers think an amendment on the Aug. 5 ballot will bring privacy protection in the state into the 21st Century. Amendment 9 would change the … Continue reading

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WaPo: Low-level federal judges balking at law enforcement requests for electronic evidence

WaPo: Low-level federal judges balking at law enforcement requests for electronic evidence by Ann E. Marimow and Craig Timberg: Judges at the lowest levels of the federal judiciary are balking at sweeping requests by law enforcement officials for cellphone and … Continue reading

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eff.org: Is the SEC Obtaining Emails Without a Warrant?

eff.org: Is the SEC Obtaining Emails Without a Warrant?

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M.D.Pa.: Police recording the one side of a telephone conversation they could already hear did not implicate ECPA

Police recording the one side of a telephone conversation they could already hear did not implicate the Electronic Communications Privacy act. United States v. Ray, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49647 (M.D. Pa. April 10, 2014):

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