From: The Honorable Kevin Yoder
Bill: H.R. 387
Cosponsor the Email Privacy Act, H.R. 387
Please join me in support of the Email Privacy Act, H.R. 387, to bring our tech privacy laws into line with modern communication.
This bill has been reintroduced after it passed unanimously in the House last year.
The text is the same that was approved with over 300 cosponsors. This legislation enjoys the support of both Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers.
Did you know?
Because of the way ECPA (the Electronic Communications Privacy Act) was written, emails do not get the same Fourth Amendment protections that you are afforded on a piece of paper on your desk at home.
Your digital desktop is vulnerable to a search without a warrant as long as your email or documents are stored with a third party provider like Google or Amazon Cloud.
The Email Privacy Act is a simple response to the outdated 1986 law which allows the government to search and seize cloud-stored items.
The government must get a warrant.
Support is widespread and consistent for this legislation among groups conservative and liberal, tech companies, civil liberties organizations, and many others. (See below)
To become a cosponsor or with any questions, please email:
Congressman Kevin Yoder