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 May 26, 2016 by Dell Cameron
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 May 24, 2016 by Eric Geller
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 Apr 26, 2016 by Eric Geller
Major online privacy bill easily clears first vote in Congress
The Email Privacy Act is on its way to the full House.
On Apr 13, 2016 by Eric Geller
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 Jan 20, 2016 by Eric Geller
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 Dec 1, 2015 by Eric Geller
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 Nov 30, 2015 by Eric Geller
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 Oct 9, 2015 by Dell Cameron
FTC officials are scared of major online-privacy reform
Reforming the ECPA would make FTC fraud investigations more difficult, officials claim.
On Sep 16, 2015 by Eric Geller
Twitter faces privacy lawsuit over automated URL shortener
The complaint accuses Twitter of eavesdropping on its users' private messages.
On Sep 15, 2015 by Dell Cameron
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 Sep 15, 2015 by Eric Geller
Major email privacy bill has enough votes to pass in the House
Bill still faces strong opposition from the Department of Justice.
On Jun 19, 2014 by Tim Sampson
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 Dec 12, 2013 by Kevin Collier
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 Aug 5, 2013 by Kevin Collier