The Hill reports that reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is gaining steam in the House of Representatives. Privacy advocates have been frustrated of late, the report states, because reform has been stalled in the Senate. Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), Tom Graves (R-GA) and Jared Polis (D-CO) have introduced the E-mail Privacy Act, and thus far, have 181 cosponsors. A spokesman for Yoder said they’re “pushing to get more.” Mark Stanley of the Center for Democracy and Technology said, “There’s a lot of growing support for that bill … A lot of members of Congress see this as a common sense thing.”
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