Rep. Salmon Introduces ECPA Reform

Washington – Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) introduced the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013 (H.R. 1847), which would amend a 1986 law to improve provisions relating to the privacy of electronic communications.  The bill is identical to the Leahy-Lee bill (S.607), which recently passed the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Heritage Action released the following statement from communications director Dan Holler:

“ECPA reform will bring much needed parity to our nation’s communication privacy laws and will help protect the individual freedoms we are guaranteed by the Constitution.  The reforms will also ensure our laws encourage success in America’s technology and cloud computing industries.  We look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and others to see these commonsense changes become law.”