The Plea for Electronic Communication Privacy Law Reform

This week, Americans for Tax Reform and Digital Liberty sent letters thanking members of Congress who cosponsored the Email Privacy Act during the 113th Congress.  Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced H.R. 1852 in 2013.

H.R. 1852 had bipartisan support; 272 members so-sponsored the bill, but it never came to the floor for a vote.

The Email Privacy Act aims to ensure the rights guaranteed to the American people under the Fourth Amendment extend to email and cloud documents.  Updating electronic privacy laws has growing popular and political backing.

Digital Liberty supports the Email Privacy Act and urges members of Congress to act on this important issue during the 114th Congress.

You can read the letter here.