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To: Nachum; PghBaldy; E. Pluribus Unum; SunkenCiv; kristinn; SE Mom; hoosiermama; little jeremiah; ...
Did anyone read the article Gateway Pundit links to?

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/315339-unknown-republican-blocks-bill-requiring-warrants-for-email-searches

"Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, police only need a subpoena, issued without a judge's approval, to force Internet companies to turn over emails that have been opened, or that are more than 180 days old."

"Police" and who else?

"Leahy's bill would not affect the NSA programs, but it would curb the ability of local and federal law enforcement officials to access private online messages."

Keyword ECPA [FR mentioned in 2005. Only other link in 2011]:

Justice Department opposes digital privacy reforms (as does Sen Grassley)

See also:

Other Agencies Clamor for Data N.S.A. Compiles

28 posted on 08/04/2013 12:50:49 PM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: thouworm

Thanks for the info.


50 posted on 08/05/2013 8:53:50 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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