Coalition to Push for ECPA Changes
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.February 17, 2010
The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) is creating a coalition to push for changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Tech Daily Dose reports. CDT Vice President for Government Policy Jim Dempsey explains that the 1986 law is outdated, pointing to new technological developments such as cloud computing. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has also voiced support for reviewing the ECPA, saying, "Congress must work with the Justice Department, privacy advocates and the technology industry to update and clarify the law to reflect the realities of our times." The CDT is expected to announce its new ECPA coalition in the next few weeks.