Warrantless Wiretap-Dancing

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to update a law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, (ECPA), to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before conducting searches of people’s online communications, including email, Facebook posts, Twitter updates, and documents stored online.  The full Senate is not expected to vote on the changes to the law… Read More

Senator Leahy Introduces the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011

According to Senator Leahy’s website, the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act would: •Increasing criminal penalties for identity theft involving electronic personal data and making it a crime to intentionally or willfully conceal a security breach involving personal data; •Giving individuals access to, and the opportunity to correct, any personal information held by commercial data… Read More