Day of Action Today: ECPA Reform!
Updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) has been at the forefront of the i2Coalition’s Public Policy priorities since we launched more than a year ago. We are all keenly aware that ECPA is in need of reform. Technology has significantly advanced since the legislation was enacted in 1986, yet the law remains unchanged.
One of the main problems with ECPA is that the current law creates technologically antiquated exceptions to the U.S. Constitution’s warrant requirement. These exceptions make it possible for law enforcement officials to potentially access email and online communications without a warrant, thus undermining privacy protections and constitutional guarantees.
Today, a number of groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Center for Democracy & Technology, and TechFreedom, are joining together for a day of action on ECPA reform. We are excited to be participating and need your help! If you agree that accessing personal online communications should require a warrant, please:
- Sign the petition calling on the White House to support a warrant requirement for email.
- Share our ECPA reform graphic on social media using the #ECPA hashtag
- Follow the i2Coalition on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest updates
- Contact your Representative today in support of ECPA reform
- Sign up for our email updates and stay in touch to find out more about reform
- Become a member and join the i2Coalition in our efforts
- Write a blog post about the importance of updating ECPA and help spread the word