DOJ Backs Online Privacy Reform, Except For Corporate Email

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday joined a House subcommittee, Google Inc. and others in calling for reforms to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, but said it would not support changes that would require search warrants for government access to emails stored on corporate servers.

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, Elana Tyrangiel, acting assistant attorney general in the DOJ’s Office of Legal Policy, conceded that there “is no principled basis” for the ECPA statute to require a...
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