Latest Privacy Law Draft Doesn't Include Warrant Exceptions

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 6:14 PM EST) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee shot down rumors that his proposed update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 limiting law enforcement access to electronic communications would allow for broad exceptions, releasing new language on Monday keeping warrant requirements in place.

The latest version of the substitute bill for the ECPA by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. — which the committee is scheduled to put to a vote on Thursday — would require search warrants for government access to email stored by third-party...
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