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Tell the Government to Get a Warrant!

2014-03-05

Protect the 4th Amendment by Supporting HR 1852

If you think the government should obtain a warrant to access personal electronic information such as e-mails and stored documents, you need to call your Representative as soon as possibleand tell him or her to co-sponsor the E-mail Privacy Act (HR 1852). 

Background:
Congress is currently considering the E-mail Privacy Act (HR 1852), a bi-partisan bill that would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).  ECPA was passed in 1986 when e-mail was not widely used (‘e-mail’ as a term wasn’t even commonly used until around 1993!) and cloud storage was a futuristic fantasy.   ECPA says that government entities like the NSA, IRS, DEA, and even local government agencies can get e-mail records and documents stored in the cloud without first obtaining a warrant. 

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