The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is an outdated law. Since it was enacted in 1986, the technological advances have been tremendous. ECPA must be updated so that law enforcement is required to obtain a warrant in order to gain access to online content.
ITI urges Congress to make ECPA reform a priority and pass a clean reform bill that wouldn’t allow civil agencies to get a pass on a bright line warrant for content requirement. ITI also urges the White House to stand behind a clean ECPA reform bill. And ITI is not alone in this call. Signatures are now being collected on a petition to the White House urging for ECPA reform.
If you want to see a clean ECPA bill, signing this petition is a good place to start.