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

Thursday December 05, 2013

Reform ECPA: Tell the Government to Get a Warrant

A new petition is making the rounds today (Google, among other companies, is forwarding this to customers) that is basically telling our government to "get a warrant" if they want access to information you have stored online. Thanks to Anthony T. and everyone else that sent this one in.

Right now, several bills in Congress would fix this by updating ECPA to require a warrant, but regulatory bodies are blocking reform in order to gain new powers of warrantless access. We call on the Obama Administration to support ECPA reform and to reject any special rules that would force online service providers to disclose our email without a warrant.