Sen. Judic. Comm. Passes Bill Requiring Warrant for Email
The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed a bill, originally proposed by Sen. Patrick Leahy, that would amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and require law enforcement to get a search warrant for emails that have been in electronic storage for more than 180 days. (A search warrant is currently required for emails in storage less than 180 days.)
Here is a copy of the bill.
Contrary to Republican disinformation, it would not affect terror cases, since there a provision that explicitly excludes FISA. [More...]
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