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FEB 03, 2015 | US

BSA Applauds Introduction of ECPA Reform Legislation

Washington, DC — February 4, 2015 —

BSA | The Software Alliance today welcomed bipartisan proposals to modernize the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The legislation was introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in the Senate and in the House by Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO), where it has 219 co-sponsors.

“ECPA is an outdated law, conceived before the cloud and the commercial Internet were essential to the lives of millions. This legislation would make it clear that the Constitution protects the privacy of your inbox in the same way as a letter in your mailbox,” said BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel. “We are pleased that a bipartisan group in the Senate and a majority of the House believe warrants should be required to gain access to private communications from service providers.  We look forward to working with Congressional leaders to move this legislation forward.”


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


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