Washington – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, commends Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) for reintroducing the Email Privacy Act, a bill CompTIA has supported for years. Its passage would close the Electronic Communications Privacy Act’s (ECPA) current loophole allowing law enforcement access to the contents of email and other stored communications over 180 days old without a warrant.
“After the House unanimously passed the Email Privacy Act last April, we’re excited that Reps. Polis and Yoder made it a priority to reintroduce the bill so early in 2017,” said Elizabeth Hyman, CompTIA’s executive vice president for public advocacy. “Reforming ECPA to require a warrant for content is crucial to protecting Americans’ privacy, and we hope that after the overwhelming support this bill received last year, the House will move quickly to pass the Email Privacy Act again.”
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