Google, Facebook Want Regulators To Follow Privacy Reforms

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and more than 60 other organizations on Friday urged the U.S. Senate not to exempt regulatory agencies from reforms raising the bar for government access to electronic communications stored by service providers.

In a letter to Senate members, the broad coalition of Internet companies and civil liberties groups said that allowing regulators like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to demand that third-party providers turn over the contents of customer communications without a warrant would “turn civil proceedings into fishing expeditions at a...
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