WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Digital 4th coalition released the following statement after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA).
“California took a tremendous step forward in strengthening email privacy for its residents. The CalECPA law updates the state’s electronic privacy laws, giving Californians the same protections on the Web afforded to their physical documents by the Fourth Amendment. We call on Congress to follow the lead of California and other states that have passed legislation requiring a warrant. The Email Privacy Act and ECPA Amendments Act have the support of more than 300 members of Congress. There is no reason to deny Americans their Fourth Amendment protections any longer. We call on Congress and the Administration to pass ECPA reforms,” said Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel and Policy Advisor at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a member of the Digital 4th coalition.