Representative Kevin Yoder submitted the text of his bill, the Email Privacy Act, as an amendment to the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2019 (H.R. 5515)).
Email Privacy Act
The Email Privacy Act will finally bring the Electronic Communications Privacy Act – or ECPA – into the modern world.
Yesterday we issued a statement of support for the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387), which was introduced by Representatives Kevin Yoder and Jared Polis.
ECPA reform sends a strong message to the marketplace that Congress understands that law enforcement access to data is a critical issue our members face.
By establishing a clear and consistent policy, lawmakers better position American Internet companies to compete in the global marketplace.
Long before emails and cloud servers, ECPA was written and is still in place today without having been updated.