June 9, 2011
Come Back With a Warrant!
Quoting from EFF's Kevin Bankston's legislative analysis:
[In mid-May,] Senator Patrick Leahy introduced much-needed legislation to update the Electronic Communication Privacy Act of 1986, a critically important but woefully outdated federal privacy law in desperate need of a 21st century upgrade. This ECPA Amendments Act of 2011 (S. 1011) would implement several of the reform principles advocated by EFF as part of the Digital Due Process (DDP) coalition, and is a welcome first step in the process of providing stronger and clearer privacy protections for our Internet communications and location data."
See Bankston's EFF Applauds New Electronic Privacy Bill That Tells the Government: Come Back With a Warrant! for details. Text of the bill [Thomas] and a summary of the bill produced by Sen. Leahy's staff. [JH]
This is an issue being watched very closely by the internet community. In many cases it seems to sound more like a question of freedom than of theft.
Posted by: Tulsa | Jun 9, 2011 6:15:44 PM