Happy 25th Birthday, ECPA! It’s Time for A Refresh
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the statute that governs government access to electronic information, was enacted 25 years ago. When it was passed, ECPA was a cutting-edge statute. The pace of technological innovation has left ECPA outdated, however, and it urgently needs reform. ECPA was designed to deal with the technology of a 1986 world, where cell phones...