Lawmakers Plan To Revamp ECPA In Coming Term

Law360, New York (February 28, 2013, 5:17 PM EST) -- In the upcoming term, the U.S. House of Representatives will tackle reforms to the quarter-century-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act that will require search warrants for government access to electronic communications, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said Wednesday.

Laying out his agenda for the 113th Congress in a speech Wednesday, Goodlatte cited reform of the ECPA — which was originally passed in 1986 and currently allows the government to access many electronic records without a probable cause warrant — among the committee's top priorities...
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