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    Warrant would be needed to read emails, according to bill passec by Senate Judiciary Committee

    The 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.
    Plans to end warrantless email searches pass Senate committee | ZDNet

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    A step in the right direction on this one.
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    Gotta agree...finally a piece of legislation supporting the rights of the people.



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