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04-25-13, 10:44 PM #1
Warrant would be needed to read emails, according to bill passec by Senate Judiciary CommitteeThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed a bipartisan measure that would force U.S. law enforcement and government agencies to get a warrant before reading citizen emails.ECPA currently allows the U.S. government to access email older than six months old or if they had been marked as "read" or opened, with a subpoena signed by a federal prosecutor. Only email less than six months old requires a warrant signed by a judge. But the amendment, jointly written by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), will require the government to inform a U.S. resident when their email has been disclosed via a search warrant.
04-25-13, 11:28 PM #2
A step in the right direction on this one."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
04-26-13, 02:38 AM #3
Gotta agree...finally a piece of legislation supporting the rights of the people.
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