House Bill Would Require Warrants For Emails, GPS Info

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 1:29 PM EST) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill they say would modernize the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act by requiring the government to get a warrant based on probable cause before intercepting or forcing the disclosure of electronic communications and geolocation data.

Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act sponsor Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and cosponsors Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and Ted Poe, R-Texas, said their update to the ECPA is badly needed, and would help clear up the questions surrounding digital privacy that have vexed...
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