Paul Floats Bill To Require Warrants For E-Communications

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Thursday introduced legislation that would extend Fourth Amendment protections to electronic communications, in the latest congressional bid to enhance privacy protections in the digital age.

"In today's high-tech world, we must ensure that all forms of communication are protected,” Paul said in a statement. “Yet government has eroded protecting the Fourth Amendment over the past few decades, especially when applied to electronic communications and third-party providers.”

Senate Bill 1037, the Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act of 2013, would require...
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