This morning, a letter signed by Americans for Tax Reform and 69 other individuals and organizations was sent to the House of Representatives in support for H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act. The bill is a bipartisan effort intended to update the current privacy regulations imposed by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). Currently under ECPA, emails can be accessed after 180 days without a warrant. The Email Privacy Act eliminates the 180-day loophole and prevents government agencies from gaining exemption from the law.
The House is scheduled to vote on H.R. 699 tomorrow, April 27th.