Yahoo! Supports Pro User Privacy Update To ECPA

By Margaret Stewart Nagle, Head of U.S. Government Affairs

Yahoo! commends Chairman Leahy, Senator Lee, and the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the passage of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Amendments Act (S.607). This bipartisan bill updates ECPA to require U.S. law enforcement agencies to uniformly apply a warrant standard to all private electronic communications and other online documents, regardless of how old the communication is or where it is stored. With the rapid advances in technology our industry has experienced over the past decade, this common sense bill modernizes ECPA and brings it in line with our users' expectations of privacy.

We were pleased to join nearly 100 other tech companies, industry associations, and members of the advocacy community to voice our support for Chairman Leahy and Senator Lee’s ECPA Amendments Act. You can read the letter that the companies sent to Senators Leahy and Grassley here.