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The ECPA Modernization Act: reforming data privacy laws for the modern web

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The Electronic Communications Privacy Act was passed in 1986 — long before smartphones and cloud computing would take off — but our private data continues to be governed by it. The proliferation of offsite storage has made it easy for law enforcement to access data without a warrant. Now, recent legislation aims to overhaul the ECPA, for better or for worse. Follow along here to see the latest updates on the ECPA Modernization Act.