16 Jul U.S. House Committee Supports Better Security for Email/Data Privacy
The House Appropriations Committee has reached a decision to raise the standards for government access to emails, data, and texts documented in the cloud, according to a report last Friday.
The committee adopted language from Rep. Kevin Yoder’standalone Email Privacy Act, using it for the the 2018 appropriations bill. This bill requires the government to get a warrant for the Web Content instead of getting a simple subpoena.
According to Yoder, citizens have the reasonable right to expect privacy in their emails and text messages. Democrats and Republicans will continue to work hand in hand to pass the bill for as long as SEC and Senate fails to address their concern.
A version of the Email Privacy Act that upholds security of information stored in the cloud also passed the house unanimously in April 2016. However, it was held back by the Senate Judiciary Committee after amendments were suggested that could have undermined the bill.
Source: Multichannel News