The following issue briefs provide an in-depth look into current online privacy legislation, and the need to protect our digital rights through ECPA reform.
Issue Brief 1
ECPA impacts all Americans because their information is vulnerable to government intrusion. The tech industry, in particular, is fighting to update the law.
Issue Brief 2
The failure to update ECPA threatens the global competitiveness of the United States and risks losing American jobs to foreign competitors.
Issue Brief 3
ECPA reform would not interfere with national security or terrorism investigations.
Issue Brief 4
Current and former law enforcement officials agree that requiring a warrant will not hinder their investigations.
Issue Brief 5
Our nation has a history of protecting Constitutional rights.
Issue Brief 6
The dangers of ECPA exemptions for civil agencies.
Issue Brief 7
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Current law already enables law enforcement officials to obtain data in emergency situations involving serious injury or death.
Issue Brief 8
The effort to enact intelligence-related reforms in the eleventh hour to a bill that doesn’t touch intelligence authorities should be roundly rejected.