Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Proposed Privacy Law Demands Court Warrants for Cloud Data

Kravets, David. "Proposed Privacy Law Demands Court Warrants for Cloud Data." Wired, August 6, 2012.

From the article: "Two Democratic congressmen are proposing sweeping changes to a U.S. privacy law that for the first time would require the government to obtain a probable-cause warrant to access data stored in the cloud.

The law that the measure would amend is the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which has seen few updates following President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 signature on the measure.

The proposal represents yet another attempt to rewrite legislation that generally grants the government wide powers to access Americans’ cloud-stored data without a probable-case showing." Read more