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H.R. 387 (115th): Email Privacy Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 387 would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to improve privacy protections for electronic communications stored or maintained by a third-party service provider. Additionally, H.R. 387 requires the government to obtain a search warrant from a court in criminal investigations before a provider is required to disclose the content of communications, while not impeding law enforcement’s efforts to protect the public.

Presently, the government may access any emails that are more than 6 months old without a warrant. Under ECPA, law enforcement officials may access ...

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Kevin Yoder

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2017
Length: 13 pages
Introduced
Jan 9, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 6, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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Jan 9, 2017
 
Introduced

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Feb 6, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 387 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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