US lawmakers consider changes to wiretapping law

Users of e-mail and cloud computing services need to have the same protections from law enforcement searches as do people who leave information on laptops or in office cabinets, witnesses told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee.Congress should rewrite the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a law governing law enforcement agencies’ access to electronic information, to account for changes in technology in the past two decades, representatives of Microsoft and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) said during a hearing Wednesday.To read this IDG report in Networkwork World in full, see:

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