Electronic Privacy Reform Gains Momentum In Congress

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT) -- Congressional efforts to modernize the nation’s outdated electronic privacy law advanced on two fronts Thursday as the Senate Judiciary Committee passed reform legislation and the House heard expert debate on the divisive issue of legal proof requirements in the use of geolocation information.

In the second round of House Judiciary Committee testimony on updates to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, civil liberties and law enforcement experts were united in the need to revise the patchwork of legal standards currently governing the acquisition of mobile phone...
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