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NACDL News: NACDL Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan ECPA Modernization Act of 2017

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Ezra Dunkle-Polier, and Alexandra Funk

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NACDL welcomes the introduction of the bipartisan “ECPA Modernization Act of 2017,” co-sponsored by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and introduced on July 27, 2017. The time has long past for Congress to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) that governs how law enforcement can access digital communications. Written before smartphones, e-mails, or electronic communications were fixtures of everyday life, ECPA has long needed to be brought into the 21st century.

“NACDL applauds Senators Lee and Leahy for introducing bipartisan legislation that updates our nation’s laws to ensure that the Fourth Amendment continues in the digital age to provide protections against unreasonable searches and seizures,” said NACDL Past President Barry J. Pollack. “This legislation would implement recommendations made by NACDL in its white paper, Electronic Surveillance & Government Access to Third-Party Records. These steps are needed to ensure t

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