APR 26, 2016 | US
Statement Praising April 27 House Passage of ECPA from Victoria A. Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance
WASHINGTON — April 27, 2016 — "The requirement that law enforcement get a warrant to access our information lies at the core of Americans’ privacy rights. In the digital age, those rights exist regardless of whether a person’s information is in a diary locked in a home or in an email in the cloud. Updating ECPA to ensure that law enforcement gets a warrant in order to access a person’s online data only brings the law in line with Americans’ expectations.
BSA applauds the House for its strong vote for digital privacy. Today’s result would not have been possible without the leadership of Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers in crafting a reasonable compromise on ECPA reform. We also want to thank Reps. Yoder and Polis for their vigorous work to improve the US privacy framework.
Today’s House vote is long overdue, and we urge the Senate to move quickly to protect consumer privacy. We note, though, that there is more work to be done to address the full range of issues related to law enforcement access to data. We look forward to working with members of the Judiciary Committee to create a framework for accessing data stored abroad and other concerns related to access to data."
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