At 25, Electronic Privacy Law Due For Facelift

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The aging Electronic Communications Privacy Act, passed 25 years ago, is in dire need of amendments that would require law enforcement officials to obtain warrants before accessing data stored in email server archives or tracking suspects with GPS technology, privacy experts say.

Upgrading the ECPA is a goal that has gained some steam in the week of the law's silver anniversary, with advocacy groups like the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Constitution Project, and the Digital Due Process Coalition using the date to push lawmakers...
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