In celebrating America’s freedom and independence on the 4th of July, The Internet Association encourages all Americans to take a moment to recognize an important aspect of our freedom – the Fourth Amendment.
Since our inception, The Internet Association and our member companies have been staunch advocates in protecting users’ online privacy. From promoting ECPA reform to rejecting new wiretap authorities on Internet companies, we are steadfast in safeguarding your online privacy.
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“The Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2013 is a significant step in safeguarding the privacy of users’ electronically stored content.”
“America’s online privacy law was written 30 years ago, before the birth of the modern Internet. Currently, law enforcement agencies are not required to obtain a warrant to access email and other online documents stored for longer than six months.“
"Did you know that a law written before email was commercially available governs the way the government can access your data online? Did you know that the search warrant protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution do not apply to the cyberspace for your data?”
“We, the undersigned companies and organizations, are writing to express our support for Chairman Leahy’s and Sen. Lee’s ECPA Amendments Act, S. 607, which the Committee will consider shortly.”
“The Internet Association, a lobbying group that represents Google, Facebook and others, applauded the committee for taking a ‘significant step in safeguarding the privacy of users’ electronically stored content,’ and said it is committed to ensuring the bill is signed into law.”
“The Internet Association, an industry trade group that calls itself the ‘unified voice of the Internet economy,’ called the move a ‘significant step in safeguarding the privacy of users’ electronically stored content.’”