Senate Committee Thursday Takes Up Changing To Electronic Communications Privacy Act Of 1986

Sunday, November 25, 2012 19:03
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Senate Committee Thursday Takes Up Changing To Electronic Communications Privacy Act Of 1986

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On Thursday, a Senate committee considers changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the law that regulates how the government can monitor digital communications. 

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The 1986 law was written two decades before the digital revolution, an era long before lawmakers had any notion of the information the government and others could freely intercept about you from your emails, GPS tracking, and social media, reports The New York Times.

 

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