PublishedJune 18, 2014

House Email Privacy Act Rounds Up 218 Co-Sponsors

Washington – Legislation that would prevent the government from searching peoples’ emails without a warrant is a step closer to the finish line. The House bill known as the Email Privacy Act now has 218 bipartisan co-sponsors as of last night. That’s the number needed to pass if the House brings it up for a vote.


The Computer & Communications Industry Association has been an advocate for updated privacy rules. The following can be attributed to CCIA President Ed Black:


“This bill would finally offer email, social messaging and other cloud-stored data the same protection as files stored inside someone’s home. If the government agency wants to obtain cloud-stored data, it would need to go before a judge and get a warrant for that search.


“Those who care about the Constitution and checks and balances are no doubt pleased to see Congress working together to make sure the law is finally keeping up with technology. The last Electronic Communications Privacy Act is now almost 30 years-old so this update is long overdue. We applaud this milestone in the House, and ask Congress to bring this to a vote this year.”

  • Press Releases

CCIA Releases State Competition Landscape Map

Washington –  State legislatures have introduced a range of bills that could seek to change whether the government protects competing companies from competition, much as Europe does. The U.S. h...
  • Press Releases

CCIA Research Center, Engine Study Finds Startups Rely on Free and Low-Cost Digital Tools to Compete

Washington – In partnership with Engine, the CCIA Research Center released a new study investigating the role of free and low-cost digital tools and services in the startup ecosystem. The study find...
  • Press Releases

CCIA Supports Indiana’s Proposed Online Literacy Legislation

Washington – Indiana is joining a growing number of states who are considering proposals that would establish a digital literacy school curriculum to help children learn how to more safely and respo...