November 30, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would prevent police from searching emails and other electronic content without a warrant. Currently, under the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, law enforcement agents only need a warrant to access emails less than 6 ...[read more]
June 11, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 11, 2010, Google officials released a letter to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives claiming that its collection of private information over Wi-Fi networks during the creation of its Street View maps was inadvertent and did not violate any laws. Earlier the ...[read more]
May 18, 2011
by Zach Zagger
US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced a bill Tuesday amending the 25-year-old Electronic Communications and Privacy Act (EPCA), which he authored, to require the government to obtain a warrant before searching private e-mails and other data stored on an Internet cloud. The bill removes the ...[read more]
January 19, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has announced plans to file a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Thursday against the US Justice Department seeking the release of documents about the department's role in the government's domestic spying program. EPIC has filed FOIA request... ...[read more]
August 12, 2005
by jt
US v. Councilman, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, August 11, 2005. Read the full text of the opinion here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
August 12, 2005
by Krista-Ann Staley
The US First Circuit Court of Appeals held Thursday that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which updated the Wiretap Act to include electronic communications, should be broadly interpreted to allow an e-mail provider alleged to have read correspondence in transit to customers to ...[read more]

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