Below is a list of letters sent to the White House, the SEC, and Senate leadership urging the sponsorship of ECPA reform legislation – the bipartisan Leahy-Lee and Yoder-Polis bills introduced to revise current electronic communications laws. Dozens of organizations and corporations, including Amazon, Adobe, eBay, Microsoft, and Google, have lent their support to the cause.

May 25th, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee - Provider Letter on Emergency Exception

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We are writing to express our opposition to a potential amendment to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 (S. 356) that would grant governmental entities new, warrantless authority to compel the disclosure of the content of our customers’ electronic communications without any independent oversight.
June 25th, 2015

House Leadership

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We write to urge you to bring to the floor H.R. 699, the ​Email Privacy Act​ which has garnered the support of nearly 300 members of Congress.
January 22nd, 2015

Senate Judiciary Committee (Grassley and Leahy)

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It is imperative that the 114th Congress supports the ECPA Amendments Act of 2015, in order to affirm Americans' 4th Amendment protections on the Internet.
January 22nd, 2015

House Judiciary Committee (Goodlatte and Conyers)

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It is imperative that the 114th Congress supports the Email Privacy Act of 2015, in order to affirm Americans' 4th Amendment protections on the Internet.
September 9th, 2014

House Leadership (McCarthy)

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Updating ECPA would address the serious concerns Americans have over their privacy and would certify the warrant standard established by the U.S. Constitution applies to private digital information just as it does for physical documents.
September 9th, 2014

Senate Leadership (Reid)

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Civil regulatory agencies are presenting the main resistance to ECPA reform and would seek to expand powers they currently do not possess, rather than protecting Americans’ privacy by reforming ECPA.
April 28th, 2014

White House

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Reforming our nation’s electronic privacy laws has tremendous popular and political support, as exhibited by a White House petition that garnered more than 100,000 signatures. That petition has yet to receive a response from the administration.
April 9th, 2014

SEC

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ECPA reform never intended to hinder the authority of the SEC yet reform can not be accomplished by allowing the SEC to expand its authority to include a power it has been widely agreed upon even criminal justice agencies should not posses.
July 31st, 2013

Full Senate

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As the public’s online presence has increased, ECPA has been stretched to cover the many technological advancements but the result has been gaps in Americans privacy protections.
April 22nd, 2013

Leahy-Lee

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ECPA sets the standard for government access to Americans’ private online communications and reform is necessary in order to remedy the Courts’ inconsistent interpretation of the law. The Leahy-Lee legislation would do just that.