Email Privacy Act Statement

FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented on the passage of H.R. 387, the Email Privacy Act, in the House yesterday evening.

“We applaud the House for passing the Email Privacy Act. As we continue to rely more and more on electronic communication, we need an upgrade to the Fourth Amendment. We need to reclaim it. Current law suggests that you don’t have a reasonable right to privacy on communication over 180 days old. Private communication is private, regardless of whether a third party is used to convey information or how long it has been.”

“The Email Privacy Act should be passed by the Senate as is. We will reject any attempt to water down, weaken, or stonewall the privacy protections in this bill.”

FreedomWorks has supported the Email Privacy Act for years. FreedomWorks activists are eager to see legislation pass to ensure that their privacy rights are respected by the federal government.