Updated bill requires a warrant for email & cloud data access

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Updated bill requires a warrant for email & cloud data access.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/05/WG2Wk8.jpg[/newsimage]It appears the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is going to get some updates.  Senator Patrick Leahy, the author of the ECPA back in 86, is proposing an update to the bill requiring a court-issued search warrant to be obtained before accessing a person’s email address or other content stored on cloud services.  Leahy addressed the update by saying the bill had been “outpaced by rapid changes in technology”.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/updated-bill-requires-a-warrant-for-email-cloud-data-access-45558/](http://www.myce.com/news/updated-bill-requires-a-warrant-for-email-cloud-data-access-45558/)


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Step in the right direction however;
Every single user of the Internet has now just become (due to the little loophole) a Terrorist and a Threat to National Security.


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[QUOTE=olddancer;2589770]Step in the right direction however;
Every single user of the Internet has now just become (due to the little loophole) a Terrorist and a Threat to National Security.[/QUOTE]
That was my thought exactly. Sooo basically, here’s some “protection” but the FBI doesn’t have to adhere by the rules. Pretty worthless!