House Dems Float Update To Electronic Privacy Law

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 9:09 PM EDT) -- A pair of Democratic congressmen on Thursday proposed updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by creating a uniform standard requiring law enforcement to obtain probable cause warrants for the contents of communications stored both remotely and in the cloud.

Citing concerns that many provisions in the electronic surveillance law, which was enacted in 1986, are “outdated, vague and inapplicable to emerging innovations” such as cloud computing, social networking and location-based services, Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., introduced the Electronic Communications Privacy Act...
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