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Press Release

    FreedomWorks Applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Unanimous Vote to Reform Internet Privacy Laws

    Washington, DC- FreedomWorks applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for unanimously passing an amendment championed by Senators Mike Lee (UT) and Patrick Leahy (VT) to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The amendment would require the government to get a search warrant to gain access to personal emails or any other electronic information held by a third party.

    FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe issued the following comment:

    “The Due Process Clauses in the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments need a software upgrade. Personal property in the digital space is no different from property in a physical storage space, and Americans should have the right to due process under the law before the government seizes either of them. Unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee is a great first step to protect Americans’ internet privacy, and we will continue to support Senators Lee and Leahy’s efforts to bring this amendment forward for a full Senate floor vote.”   

    FreedomWorks is a service center to a community of over 4 million grassroots activists nationwide who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information, please visit www.FreedomWorks.org or contact Jackie Bodnar at JBodnar@FreedomWorks.org.