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    The Government Can Legally Read Your Old Emails--- Here's How to Stop Them

    Did you know that the government can legally read your emails that are older than 180 days without a warrant?

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    It’s true. Your old emails are not safe.

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    Believe it or not, the current privacy laws on the books do not apply to emails.

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    That’s because the Electronics Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) was written… in 1986.

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    As it stands, ECPA leaves dangerous loopholes for the government to violate our online privacy.

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    …Cause a lot has changed since 1986 ….

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    In 1986, brand new computers looked like this…

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    Cell phones looked like this…

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    This was all the rage…

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    And, oh yeah, the World Wide Web didn’t even exist yet.

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    Let that sink in. The law that is supposed to protect our digital privacy is older than the web.

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    Anyone else getting the feeling that the 1986 electronic privacy law is a little outdated for today’s world?

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    So, how about updating Electronics Communication Privacy Act (ECPA) for the 21st century?

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    A bill called the Email Privacy Act would do exactly that.

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    It would simply modernize the law to make sure that privacy protections also apply to emails.

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    It’s a crucial step in getting the government out of the private lives.

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    In a time where so much of our private and sensitive information is stored online, it’s important to ensure that the government cannot snoop through our emails.

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    Because privacy protections on our emails shouldn’t expire after 180 days.

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    That’s why you should call your reps and tell them to support the Email Privacy Act.

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    Click here to see FreedomWorks letter of support for the Email Privacy Act.