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Omnibus Spending Bill Includes ECPA Reform
January 11, 2016

The recent omnibus spending bill prohibits federal financial services agencies from requiring that an ISP provide the agency customers’ electronic communications without a search warrant — a …

House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on ECPA Reform
December 8, 2015

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss HR 699, a bill that would modernize the outdated ECPA. Chairman Goodlatte, however, is calling for several changes to the bill. …

ECPA Reform Bill Proceeds to Full Senate
April 25, 2013

Today, April 25, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted out of committee a bill to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ( ECPA ).  On a voice vote, the Committee approved the E…

ECPA Reform Update
February 11, 2013

Recording of the January 29, 2013 call with Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) reform and its implication…

ECPA Reform Update: House Hearing and Senate and House Bills Introduced
March 20, 2013

ECPA reform is an important topic for Congress this session.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has championed this reform and says that it is an important agenda item for…

EDUCAUSE Groups Briefed on ECPA Reform and Its Implications for Higher Education
February 11, 2013

As part of Data Privacy Month on January 29, 2013, Greg Nojeim , Senior Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and the Director of its Project on Freedom, Security &…

Latest Google Transparency Report Shows over Half of Government Requests are Warrantless
January 28, 2013

Google’s Transparency Reports are a semi-annual compilation of requests Google receives from governments around the world for Internet user data. The reports are an effort by Google to keep use…

Privacy and Security are High on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Agenda for the New Congress
January 18, 2013

On January 16, 2013, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, set out the agenda of the Judiciary Committee in the 113th Congress with updates to key legisla…

Senate Passes Video Privacy Protection Act Amendment
January 4, 2013

As 2012 drew to a close, the Senate passed an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) ( H.R. 6671 ) that will make it easier for users to share their online video viewing activitie…

ECPA Reform Moves Forward to Require a Warrant for Email
November 29, 2012

Today, November 29, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would require law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant from a judge before gaining access to the contents of emai…