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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Coalition Wants Stronger Privacy Laws

From the New York Times, news of the formation of the Digital Due Process coalition, made up of the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Google, Microsoft, AT&T, and other interest groups and companies, whose purpose is to urge Congress for new legislation that would protect private information from government scrutiny. Notes the Times, "Members of the group said that they would lobby Congress for an update to the current law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which was written in 1986, nearly a decade before Internet use became mainstream. They acknowledged that some proposals were likely to face resistance from law enforcement agencies and the Obama administration."

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