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It's Time to Update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

25 May 2016

Our emails, social media messages, and other electronic communications contain private information and deserve protection.  Thirty years ago, Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) as a way to ensure that electronic communications were protected against wrongful use and public disclosure by third parties, including government agencies.

Now, technology has outstripped existing law, and it is time to update ECPA.

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