Coalition to Push for ECPA Rewrite
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.March 30, 2010
A coalition of companies and advocacy groups wants federal privacy laws updated to protect mobile and cloud computing users, reports CNET News. The coalition will announce a major push to that end today. The group, which includes Google, Microsoft, the Progress and Freedom Foundation and Center for Democracy and Technology, among others, says the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) needs to be simplified. "The main thing that's broken about ECPA is that it penalizes you for using cloud computing," says Marc Zwillinger of Zwillinger Genetski in Washington, DC.