When ECPA was enacted, email was primarily a means of communicating information, not storing it. Today, we use our email accounts as digital filing cabinets, where we store many of the personal documents and sensitive information that the Fourth Amendment was meant to protect. This bill takes an essential step toward ensuring that the private life of Americans remains private.
US Senator Mike Lee on the need to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, originally passed in 1986. Check out our infographic
about the problems with ECPA, and sign the White House petition
to demand reform.