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Norquist and ACLU Push for Email Privacy

  • The Hill, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 4:26 PM

Unlikely allies Grover Norquist and ACLU chief Laura Murphy have written a joint op-ed on The Hill's Congress Blog, calling for congress to approve the modified Electronic Communications Privact Act legislation submitted by Senator Patrick Leahy. Leahy's bill calls for a police warrant before searching personal emails, giving them similar protection to physical mail. Currently law enforcement officers only need to swear that an email is relevant to an investigation to gain access. The bill goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee for mark up on Thursday of this week. 

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