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CTA Urges the House to Pass the Email Privacy Act

Arlington, VA – February 6, 2017 – 
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, urging the House of Representatives to vote yes on H.R. 387, the Email Privacy Act:
“The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, written before Congress, could imagine U.S. citizens’ sharing and storing personal information on third-party servers, is woefully out of date. Quick action is needed to protect the privacy rights of U.S. citizens and ​properly ​regulate government access to private communications stored by third parties. The House of Representatives has an opportunity to act now by passing the Email Privacy Act, requiring the federal government to acquire a warrant prior to accessing emails and other forms of digital communications – the same standard applied to our physical mail.
“We applaud Reps. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) for introducing the Email Privacy Act and urge his colleagues to advance this critical legislation.”