Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday November 14, 2013

Google Bombarded By Government User Data Requests

Imagine all the things that the government could actually get done if they weren't so busy with this crap.

Law enforcement requests to Google have tripled in four years but we're still stuck with the same internet privacy law we had in 1986. If police need a warrant to open someone's mail than they should need one to rifle through someone's email, regardless of its age or if it's stored on a company's server. It's time Congress and the president updated (the) Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) so there's only one standard for government access to the content of our electronic communications: a warrant based upon probable cause. Anything less is indefensible.