House Judiciary Committee Acts on ECPA

April 13, 2016

Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved a version of the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) to bring the Electronic Communications Privacy Act into the 21st century.

The Email Privacy Act would require a warrant for law enforcement to obtain the content of emails, online documents, and other private electronic communications. The Manager’s Substitute Amendment, introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), creates no special carve-outs for federal civil agencies, as had been the subject of some debate.

Support for ECPA reform was one of AALL’s top priorities during our recent Virtual Lobby Day. We commend the Judiciary Committee for unanimously approving the Email Privacy Act and urge the House to act quickly to pass the bill.


April Washington E-Bulletin

April 4, 2016

The April issue of the Washington E-Bulletin is available now on AALLNET.

IN THIS ISSUE
Vol. 2016, Issue 04

A LOOK AHEAD

  • Congress Considers Librarian of Congress Nominee
  • Appropriations Process Inches Along

ACT NOW

  • Register for AALL’s Advocacy Training in Chicago

AALL IN THE STATES

  • NOCALL Chapter News: Sunshine Week
  • California Chapters Support Online Archives Program

ROUNDUP AND REVIEW

  • AALL comments to the Copyright Office on IT modernization plan
  • Copyright Committee update on GSU case
  • Register for the upcoming Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting
  • GPO releases more bulk data

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