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Friday, August 10, 2012

Big Brother

Two lawmakers want to bring the cloud into a 26-year-old privacy law. Congressmen Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and John Conyers (D-Mich.) want the Electronic Communications Privacy Act to address current technology trends. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Modernization Act of 2012 would require the government to obtain a search warrant demonstrating probable cause anytime it seeks the contents of electronic communications. The bill also would provide a uniform standard and set notice rules for the government accessing emails or other electronic communications. Many of the major telecommunications and technology companies support this approach.

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