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Coalition Making Renewed Push for ECPA Update

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 19, 2013

A coalition of digital civil liberties groups are making a renewed push for a bill to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Mashable reports. The coalition relaunched a website this week that supports the E-mail Privacy Act, a bill that would require the government to obtain a warrant anytime it wanted access to e-mails or documents stored in the cloud. "Internet surveillance is not going to be completely solved until we have a warrant requirement for content, until the Fourth Amendment protections apply fully to the Internet,” said Mark Stanley of the Center for Democracy and Technology—one of the groups advocating for the bill.
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