GOP Concerns May Put Damper On ECPA Reform Momentum

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 10:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced long-debated privacy legislation requiring search warrants for government access to electronic communications, but attorneys expect the bill to get bogged down in the full Senate and House, where Republicans — including the newly appointed House Judiciary Committee chairman — are waiting to carve out exceptions that would weaken the proposal.

Following three meetings that dragged over three months due to a recess for the elections, the Judiciary Committee on Thursday reported to the full Senate H.R. 2471, which would...
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