Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday October 21, 2011

Google, Facebook Go Retro To Update 1986 Privacy Law

Because nothing gets a law changed faster than hanging out on Capitol Hill in 80's attire. This will surely get the ball rolling now! roll eyes (sarcastic)

The law in question is the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a statute written in the pre-Internet era of telephone modems and the black-and-white Macintosh Plus. A coalition of groups, which include liberal, conservative, and libertarian non-profit organizations as well as companies, hope to convince the U.S. Congress to update the law to include location privacy and to protect documents stored on the Web through services like Google Docs, Flickr, and Picasa.