Tuesday, October 04, 2011

EFF provides petition to upgrade Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Electronic Frontier Foundation is supply a petition for voters to demand a “digital upgrade” to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, with the link for the petition form (on a secure link with https) here

The history of the existing law on Wikipedia is here

The Legal Information Institute of Cornell University Law School gives the text of the Act starting here (with “next” to get to succeeding pages).

EFF says an upgrade would require a warrant before government or police can read email, look at server logs of websites you have visited (or even Facebook or other social networking profiles you have visited or identities of people you friend or follow).

EFF (Cindy Cohn) also reports that California’s governor Jerry Brown has signed a low protecting privacy of user access to e-books  and online book services. The Consumer Affairs link is here.  

(See earlier posting Jan. 11, 2011.)

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