May 22, 2022

Privacy: ALA, ARL Applaud U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Endorsement of Privacy Reform Bill

We agree with ALA and ARL, very good news.

From Brandon Butler at ARL:

On Thursday, April 25, the US Senate Judiciary Committee took another crucial step toward fixing outdated privacy laws by endorsing a bill proposed by Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that includes vital reforms to give appropriate privacy protection to e-mail and cloud storage.

From ALA’s District Dispatch:

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013 (S. 607) proposed by Chairman Leahy (D-VT) will reform this outdated privacy law by providing suitable privacy protections to both email and cloud storage.

Track S. 607 via GovTrack.US

See Also:  Senate Judiciary Reports ECPA (via AALL)


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