Sen. Expects ECPA Overhaul Bill To Gain Committee OK

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday failed to vote on legislation amending the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which would require search warrants for government access to the contents of electronic communications stored by service providers, but the committee's top Republican said that the bill will likely move forward next week.

During an executive business meeting, Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, pushed their colleagues to support the bipartisan proposal, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013.

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