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A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill to protect email privacy today in the House and Senate. FreedomWorks activists sent over 5,000 messages to Congress prior to the bill’s release, urging their representatives to cosponsor this important piece of legislation.
The outdated Electronic Communications Privacy Act allows the government to read Americans’ old emails after 180 days, even without getting a warrant. This new bill, the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2015, will ensure that emails are protected by the Fourth Amendment.
“Our activists have made it clear that they don’t want the government reading their emails without a warrant. We stand with them in supporting this bill to protect Fourth Amendment rights,” said FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe.
“We are proud to stand with Senators Mike Lee and Patrick Leahy, along with Representatives Kevin Yoder and Jared Polis, in protecting email privacy. The need for this is blatantly obvious and the activists’ support so strong that polar opposites on the political spectrum can come together to take action.”
The House bill was introduced with 230 cosponsors, enough to easily pass the bill if it’s brought to the floor. Now it’s time for House leadership to bring it up for a vote.
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