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House To Focus on ECPA Reform, Cybersecurity

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

February 28, 2013

The House Judiciary Committee will consider legislation that would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing individuals’ electronic communications, including e-mail and Facebook messages, The Hill reports. Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said the committee will look at modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in light of technological advances. Additionally, it will focus on cybersecurity and “make it a priority to enhance our nation’s vulnerable systems to protect our networks and computers and ensure our national security and economic wellbeing,” Goodlatte said.
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