“With Congress consumed by political battles, there’s still a glimmer of hope for bipartisanship on privacy issues: The House last week passed the Email Privacy Act by unanimous voice vote.
“That’s not altogether surprising. Introduced by Kansas Rep. Kevin Yoder (R) and Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (D) the measure was even known as the “most popular bill in Congress” for garnering 315 co-sponsors last year.
“Despite its popularity, however, this important bill, which would require government agencies to get a search warrant before accessing emails or other digital communications that are more than 180 days old, failed to pass the Senate last year.
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