Should we require federal agencies to obtain warrants to gain access to certain forms of electronic communication?

This bill has Passed the House of Representatives
Bill Summary

This bill seeks to protect emails, data, and digital communication by requiring authorities to obtain a search warrant before gaining access to such forms of communication, and have probable cause to do so, applying fourth amendment protections to the digital world. This act closes a loophole in the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which allows providers of remote computing or electronic communication services to hand over to government entities customer messages older than 180 days. Sponsor: Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]
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Opponents say

• The current laws regarding privacy are sufficient

Proponents say

• ECPA requires an update given the advancements and dependency in technology by the Average American today
• Will help protect the privacy of American electronic communication