WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Digital 4th coalition released the following statements after today’s House Judiciary Committee markup of the Email Privacy Act, which resulted in 28-0 approval of the bill:
“We thank Chairman Goodlatte, members of the House Judiciary Committee, and 314 bipartisan co-sponsors in the House for their tireless efforts and leadership to bring together many differing perspectives in pursuit of legislation that safeguards our Fourth Amendment rights. The Email Privacy Act’s requirement to obtain a warrant for emails, tweets, online documents and other electronic communications is an important step in protecting Americans’ online privacy and updating our laws for the 21st century,” said Katie McAuliffe, federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax Reform.
We appreciate the hard work and commitment of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, and Representatives Yoder, Polis, Poe and DelBene, and we look forward to working with the Congress to pass this bill on the House floor,” said Chris Calabrese, vice president of public policy, Center for Democracy & Technology.
Digital 4th is a bipartisan coalition dedicated to bringing Fourth Amendment protections into the 21st century.