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Statement On The Introduction Of The ECPA Modernization Act of 2017

Washington, DC –Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the introduction of the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017, a bill to update and modernize the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by Sens. Lee and Leahy:

“The internet industry commends Senators Lee and Leahy for introducing bipartisan legislation that extends critically important privacy safeguards to electronically stored content. This bill ensures Americans’ constitutional right to privacy covers not just their mailboxes, but also their inboxes. This ECPA reform legislation represents an important step towards bringing privacy into the digital era.”