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[ NNSquad ] Congress, at Last Minute, Drops Requirement to Obtain Warrant to Monitor Email

Congress, at Last Minute, Drops Requirement to Obtain Warrant to Monitor Email

http://j.mp/12NHj2Q  (Allgov)

   "Last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment
    attached to the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act (which
    deals with publishing users' Netflix information on Facebook pages)
    that would have required federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant
    before monitoring email or other data stored remotely (i.e., the
    cloud).  The Senate was set to approve the video privacy bill along
    with the email amendment, which would have applied to a different law,
    the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act. But then senators
    decided for reasons unknown to drop the amendment."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
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 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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