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Celebrating Constitution Day the advocacy way

 “Dear Congressional Leaders – We write to urge you to bring to the floor S. 607 and H.R. 1852, the bipartisan Leahy-Lee and Yoder-Polis bills updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Updating ECPA would respond to the deeply held

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Day of Action to Demand ECPA Reform

Today, the American Library Association is joining a nationwide day of action calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that says the government can access your email and documents in the cloud without a warrant.

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The ECPA Reform Movement Continues

Today, a coalition of two dozen organizations is relaunching VanishingRights.com, a site that calls on Congress to reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act – also known as ECPA. ECPA, one of the Internet’s most outdated laws, allows hundreds of federal

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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

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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 Originally enacted in 1986 when technology was less complex and less embedded in

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