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ECPA Amendment Letter
July 31, 2012

In this letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell, EDUCAUSE joined with the Association of Research Libraries, businesses, and other trade associations to support …

ECPA Amendment Adopted
September 21, 2012

On September 20, 2012, the Senate Judiciary Committee adopted an amendment that would require law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant in order to access the contents of email and other elect…

ECPA Reform Tied to the Video Privacy Protection Act: Senate Mark-Up Set and EDUCAUSE Joins Letter in Support
September 14, 2012

The Senate Judiciary Committee will take action on September 20, 2012 on an update of the Video Privacy Protection Act( H.R. 2471 ), which the House passed in December 2011, and attach provisio…

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Modernization Act of 2012
August 18, 2012

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Modernization Act of 2012 (H.R. 6339), sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), aims to bring legislation originally…

EDUCAUSE Joins Letter in Support of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendment
August 3, 2012

While the Cybersecurity Act ( S. 3414 ) was defeated on August 2, 2012, there was a specific privacy amendment filed by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) of interest to the EDUCAUSE community.  Sena…

Not Without a Warrant
October 14, 2011

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 (ECPA) is a federal statute that specifies standards for government monitoring of cell phone conversations and Internet communication…

Lawful Access: Issues and Challenges for Universities
April 7, 2011

This presentation will focus on the discrete types of legal process or demands that universities are likely to see from law enforcement and civil parties ; the types of situations when such de…

What’s on Washington’s Technology Agenda?
September 9, 2011

Congress and other Washington policy makers have returned to work after the August recess where they face a number of technology policy issues.  The Center for Democracy and Technology has publ…

Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 2011
May 18, 2011

Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT-Dem) introduced legislation to amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which he authored in 1986 to protect the privacy of electronic communications.Â…

Government Access to Electronic Communications—Updating the Rules
June 9, 2010

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was a forward-looking statute when enacted in 1986. It specified standards for law enforcement access to e-mail and other electronic communication…


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