“The House of Representatives unanimously passed The Email Privacy Act on Wednesday.
Bill would require law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before asking technology companies turn over your emails.
The unanimous passage by a Republican-controlled House bodes well for the bill’s chances in the Senate, say cautiously optimistic experts. In fact, a bi-partisan team has introduced a Senate version that already has over 25 co-sponsers, with Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Patrick Leahey (D-Vermont) carrying the torch. While this is the third year in a row versions of an updated email privacy bill have been introduced in both the House and the Senate, this is the first time a House version passed with zero opposition.
“It is long past time to reassure the American people that their online communications are protected from warrantless searches,” Senators Lee and Leahy said in a joint statement. And the House vote shows…
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