Warrantless Wiretap-Dancing

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to update a law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, (ECPA), to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before conducting searches of people’s online communications, including email, Facebook posts, Twitter updates, and documents stored online.  The full Senate is not expected to vote on the changes to the law […]

Netflix Hates Privacy?

There’s been a lot of news about how Netflix wants to fight an arcane video law, passed almost 25 years ago, to enable the future of movie streaming. Hulu wants to do the same thing, with their new video campaign, “This is my favorite part…” I like the Hulu commercials, but I’m not convinced that […]

Senator Leahy Introduces the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011

According to Senator Leahy’s website, the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act would: •Increasing criminal penalties for identity theft involving electronic personal data and making it a crime to intentionally or willfully conceal a security breach involving personal data; •Giving individuals access to, and the opportunity to correct, any personal information held by commercial data […]