Former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission Julie Brill calls on the Senate and other civil agencies to support the reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act in an op-ed for The Hill. As such, Brill says civil agencies should embrace the Email Privacy Act. “Our emails, social media messages, and other electronic communications are as private as our letters, financial statements and diaries. Our rights should not be degraded simply because we live in the digital age.” Controversy surrounds the Email Privacy Act’s removal of the warrant mandate for government investigators looking into civil agencies. Brill encourages these groups not to fear the reform. These agencies “will continue to succeed without an exception to the warrant requirement,” she writes.
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