Opinion: The Senate should pass the Email Privacy Act without Delay

Writing in the Christian Science Monitor at https://goo.gl/X8Z9Rp suggests:

“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.

 “We can’t let that happen again. The Senate must step up to pass this desperately needed legislation that restores the privacy rights of all Americans in the Digital Age.”

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