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Senate Panel Delays Privacy Law Rehash

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 21, 2012

The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely wait until after the presidential elections to overhaul the Video Privacy Protection Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), NationalJournal reports. Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said panel members told him “they want further discussion” of the reforms. Earlier this week, several law enforcement groups wrote the committee saying, “Any effort to revise ECPA should involve detailed and careful consideration of the consequences of proposed changes on the ability of law enforcement investigators to conduct their work efficiently and effectively on behalf of American citizens.”
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