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ICPA: Momentum to modernize outdated data law builds in Congress

ICPA: Momentum to modernize outdated data law builds in Congress

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Washington, D.C., September 12, 2017 | comments

Today marks another important step in the building momentum for legislation to clarify how U.S. warrants for digital information apply domestically and abroad.

The International Communications Privacy Act (ICPA) has now been introduced in the U.S. House by Representatives Doug Collins (R-Georgia), Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York), Darrell Issa (R-California) and Suzan DelBene (D-Washington). ICPA was introduced in the Senate this past July by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Delaware) and Dean Heller (R-Nevada).

On both sides of the aisle and across various industries there is agreement on the need for a durable and modern legal framework to inform how governments access data across borders. We, too, believe that ICPA provides a legislative path to ensure law enforcement can access evidence in a timely manner while still protecting people’s rights.


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