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Email Privacy Act introduced in the House 2017

Email Privacy Act Reintroduced in the House: Show Your Support Now

Congressmen Kevin Yoder and Jared Polis dropped the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 287) yesterday, reintroducing the bill in the House. The Email Privacy Act previously passed the House of Representatives in April 2016, without opposition and widely supported as a bipartisan piece of legislation….

ECPA Reform Passes House Judiciary Committee

Tell Senate to Pass the Email Privacy Act House Bill with No Changes

The Email Privacy Act, H.R. 699 (the bill to update ECPA), will be marked up by the Senate tomorrow, May 26, 2016. When the bill comes up, we want the Senate to pass the bill as it passed in the House – without any…

ECPA Reform Passes House Judiciary Committee

ECPA Reform Moves Forward in 2016

Golden Frog Signs Another Letter Supporting Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) May 24, 2016: Golden Frog signed on to a coalition letter, organized by CDT, which supports the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699). The H.R. 699 bill is due for markup in the Senate…

Tell Congress to Reform ECPA

Last week we wrote about the encouraging bipartisan support for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and progress being made towards a vote on updated legislation. ECPA sets the rules for when police and the government can read our email, look at…

It’s About Time: ECPA Reform Considered by US House Judiciary Committee

ECPA, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, was debated by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The law was originally passed in 1986, and allows the government (law enforcement) to access digital communications, such as emails, without a warrant if they have been…

All About ECPA

ECPA, The Email Communications Privacy Act, will be discussed in U.S. Congress on December 1, 2015. In advance of this we wanted to provide an overview of ECPA – what it is and how we’d like to see it reformed. What is it?…