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Category: Privacy & Surveillance

Protection of online privacy moves forward in bipartisan vote!

The Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) took an important bipartisan vote today to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA) and strengthen the privacy protection of emails and documents stored online in the “cloud.” Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chair of the SJC, spearheaded an amendment to the existing law…

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Tell your senators: ‘Don’t let ECPA threaten my electronic privacy!’

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act — or ECPA as it is affectionately called — is scheduled for markup this Thursday, November 29th, in the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC). Originally enacted in 1986 when technology was less complex and less embedded in our lives, ECPA is again up for reauthorization. There is…

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From the “couldn’t have said it much better” file…

Last week ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) intern Lauren Vilbert and I attended the National Journal Policy Briefing: Technology 2012 and Beyond featuring two panels of telecommunications and technology experts discussing issues ranging from broadband and innovation policy to privacy and data security to spectrum allocation. The policy…

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