Senate bill rewrite lets Feds read your e-mail without warrants

Both articles by Declan McCullagh 
Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week
 originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. 
Then law enforcement complained. 
Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files. 


Sen. Patrick Leahy previously said his bill boosts Americans' e-mail privacy protections 
by "requiring that the government obtain a search warrant." 
That's no longer the case. 

Here are the proposed amendments in question
Proposed amendments to EPCA

Related Article:


Prosecutors say Americans have "no privacy interest" 
in location records revealing minute-to-minute movements 
of their mobile devices, 
even when they're not in use.

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