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Sen. Grassley Signals ECPA Reform Support

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

April 19, 2013

The Hill reports on comments made by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) signaling support for reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). “I would anticipate this year that there wouldn’t be any problem getting (the bill) out at whatever meeting you want to bring it up,” Grassley told Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) at a meeting this week. Leahy said he will bring the “e-mail privacy bill” to a vote at the next committee meeting. “I have long believed that our government should obtain a search warrant—issued by a court—before gaining access to privacy communications,” Leahy said.
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