Coalition of companies and NGOs renew push for cloud and email privacy protections
Wed 11 Mar 2015, 21:00

This may finally be the year that the U.S. Congress gives email and other documents stored in the cloud for several months the same privacy protections from police searches as newer files or paper records stored in a file cabinet, say backers of electronic privacy reform.

A coalition of tech companies, digital rights advocates and other groups on Wednesday renewed their call for Congress to change a 29-year-old electronic privacy law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act [ECPA].

Members of the Digital Fourth coalition have been pushing since 2010 for Congress to change ECPA by requiring law enforcement agencies to get a judge-approved warrant before getting access to a suspect’s digital files stored with a third party for more than 180 days.

Digital security and due process: A new legal framework for the cloud era
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 10:54

This is an abbreviated version of a speech Kent Walker, SVP & General Councel at Google Inc, delivered at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. It introduces a new framework proposal to balance the needs of Law Enforcement Agencies and Governments to access digital evidence and the protection of citizens privacy, due process and other fundamental rights.