HUGE HOUSE VOTE ENERGIZES ECPA REFORMERS – Tech and privacy groups across Washington are all smiles after the House unanimously passed the bipartisan email privacy bill that requires cops to obtain a warrant before demanding content from an email provider. They aren’t the only ones; the bill is a big milestone for lawmakers who have worked on the issue for years like Reps. Kevin Yoder, Jared Polis, Zoe Lofgren, Ted Poe, and Suzan DelBene – not to mention K-Streeters like Jochum Shore & Trossevin and the Raben Group, the lobbyists representing the massive Digital 4th Coalition backing the bill. The legislation was expected to pass easily, but the unanimous 419-0 approval has supporters of the measure trying to heap pressure on the Senate to take it up.
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