The Email Privacy Act has been reintroduced and will go through the Judiciary Committee before moving once again to the House of Representatives, Morning Consult reports. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., introduced the legislation requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant before investigating emails and online communications stored for more than 180 days. The Email Privacy Act unanimously passed through the House of Representatives last April, but stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee after Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, added an amendment privacy advocates believed gave the FBI too much surveillance power. “After the unanimous passage of our bill last year, I see no reason why we can’t get this done right away,” Yoder said. “Let’s give the Senate ample time to act, because more than 30 years has been long enough for Congress to wait on this.”
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