Monday, September 26, 2011

Don't Let Privacy Law Get Stuck in 1986: Demand a Digital Upgrade to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

I just signed a petition and sent a note urging Congress to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. ECPA, which was originally passed in 1986, is the primary law governing when law enforcement can access our digital data--but it's woefully outdated and unclear. Join me in telling Congress that if the government wants to track our cell phones, or see what web sites we’ve visited, or rummage through our Gmail, or read our private messages on Facebook, it should first be required to go to a judge and get a search warrant based on probable cause. Please join me in signing this petition and demanding a digital upgrade to our electronic privacy laws: