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Email Warrant Legislation Gets Approval in the Senate

  • Mashable, Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:44 PM

Progress is being made on a measure that would require law enforcement to get a warrant to read citizens' emails. The measure passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a voice vote on Thursday. If passed, the measure would amend the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 which only requires law enforcement to get a subpoena to read emails fewer than 180 days old or those that have been opened.

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