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Leahy Hoping for GOP Support on ECPA Reform

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 17, 2011

During a speech at an event in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reaffirmed his commitment to updating the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to make it relevant in the digital age. In May, Leahy introduced an act to amend ECPA. After his speech, he told CNET News he hopes to gain Republican support for it. "Otherwise, we'll have a heck of a time passing it," Leahy said.
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