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House Democrat Uses March Madness to Push Email Privacy Law Update

  • The Hill, Friday, March 14, 2014 4:07 PM

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has capitalized on the popularity of "March Madness" to push through a federal email privacy law update. "Ever think Eric Holder’s March Madness bracket looked a lot like yours?" he wrote to members of Congress, playing on the fact that it is currently not illegal for law enforcement to read someone else's email with a warrant. "Stop the madness, cosponsor the Email Privacy Act!" The Email Privacy Act would update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

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