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ACLU seeks to join Microsoft lawsuit over customer data secretly acquired by feds

Microsoft says it has received nearly 2,600 secret data requests over the past 18 months.

On by Dell Cameron

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Apple, Facebook, other major tech players push Senate to pass email privacy reform

There’s major new pressure on the Senate to pass a landmark online privacy bill.

On by Eric Geller

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Major tech companies urge House lawmakers to pass Email Privacy Act

The tech industry says the bill’s changes ‘reflect Internet users’ reasonable expectations of privacy.’

On by Eric Geller

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Major online privacy bill easily clears first vote in Congress

The Email Privacy Act is on its way to the full House.

On by Eric Geller

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State lawmakers bypass Congress in broad effort to reform digital privacy laws

‘When Congress doesn’t act, the states often feel the pressure directly to insert themselves into that void.’

On by Eric Geller

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Battle over 1986 email-privacy law heats up in House debate

Privacy advocates and law-enforcement officials sparred over whether to require a warrant in all non-emergency situations.

On by Eric Geller

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Most Americans agree that decades-old email privacy law is broken

Will broad public support be enough to encourage Congress to move on reform legislation?

On by Eric Geller

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California enacts strong new online-privacy law as debate continues on national version

It’s one of the toughest privacy laws in the country.

On by Dell Cameron

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FTC officials are scared of major online-privacy reform

Reforming the ECPA would make FTC fraud investigations more difficult, officials claim.

On by Eric Geller

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Twitter faces privacy lawsuit over automated URL shortener

The complaint accuses Twitter of eavesdropping on its users’ private messages.

On by Dell Cameron

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What Congress’ new email-privacy bill means for your inbox

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act is a big deal—if it can come up for a vote.

On by Eric Geller

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Major email privacy bill has enough votes to pass in the House

Bill still faces strong opposition from the Department of Justice.

On by Tim Sampson

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100,000 people signed this White House petition for email privacy reform

More than 20,000 people signed the day before the petition was due.

On by Kevin Collier

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The Senate will let police read your old emails for 1 more month

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) knows it wasn’t a Democrat who put the hold on his bill.

On by Kevin Collier

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DOJ wants to expand email, social network snooping powers

  The Department of Justice will argue for greater surveillance powers, while privacy advocates want to update old laws with new, online-specfic privacy protection.

On by Curt Hopkins

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