Roll Call: How Congress Can Protect Americans’ Email Privacy | Commentary by Gabe Rottman and Katie McAuliffe:
Did you lock your front door when you left for work this morning? Rest easy, then, knowing your papers are secure. But what about your emails? Not so much. Because right now, an outdated law threatens the Fourth Amendment protections of every American who uses the Internet. Whether you are a committee chairman or an unpaid intern, your digital privacy is currently at risk.
Wednesday is Data Privacy Day, and it’s as good a day as any to talk about the urgent unfinished task awaiting the new Congress — protecting Americans from unwarranted government intrusion into our private lives.