Privacy Law Reform Stalls In Senate Committee

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 10:20 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday combined a proposal to require law enforcement to obtain warrants before accessing electronic communications and legislation that would loosen video privacy regulations but failed to advance the  measure ahead of its upcoming recess.

At an executive business meeting, the committee unanimously adopted a revised version of H.R. 2471 authored by Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., which tacked revisions to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 onto an update to the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 that passed the House...
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