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House Considers Requiring Search Warrant to Get Old Emails

Investigators would need a search warrant to get people's old emails under a bill considered Tuesday by a House panel looking to update a nearly 30-year-old federal law to reflect today's communications. The Email Privacy Act, introduced by Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, has broad bipartisan support and would close a loophole in the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which passed before online storage became so convenient and inexpensive. The law gave the government access...

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