Senators to release bipartisan legislation on email privacy

July 27, 2017

Via: The Hill

Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are expected to unveil legislation Thursday that will force the government to obtain warrants to look at Americans’ emails, according to three sources with knowledge of the bill.

The bill, titled the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, aims to update the Email Communications Privacy Act of 1986. The bill will initially be released without any co-sponsors, the sources said.

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