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2013-12-12 12:29:11

Widespread support from Americans across the country and growing momentum to update online privacy laws WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Digital 4th coalition, members of Digital Due Process and other partners announced the White House petition to reform America's online privacy laws surpassed 100,000 signatures, garnering support from citizens across the country to keep the government out of online communications. Joined by privacy groups, technology...

2013-12-05 16:23:11

Calls on the White House and Congress to strengthen outdated electronic communications law WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a National Day of Action on ECPA reform, Digital 4th released a 'Reform ECPA' radio advertisement, which will run in the Washington, D.C., area, along with a video highlighting the need for reform and the diverse coalition of groups behind the effort. The federal law on Internet privacy - the Electronic Communications Privacy...

FBI Pries Info From Google On Over 1,000 Users
2013-03-06 12:48:19

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As an extension of their policy of being “open,” Google often releases “Transparency Reports” detailing the types of traffic they handle as well as requests they receive from national governments and law enforcement agencies. Sometimes these are requests to remove content from their sites, such as controversial and incendiary videos on YouTube. Additionally, governments and law enforcement agencies...

Google Releases Latest Transparency Report
2013-01-24 04:30:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Requests by law enforcement agencies for Google´s user data have skyrocketed more than 70% since 2009, the Internet search giant revealed on Wednesday in its latest Transparency Report. The report is Google´s voluntary disclosure of how many times it removed data from its services, or submitted user information to government agencies during the last six months. The company said it received 8,438 U.S. government...

2012-08-27 14:21:54

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit has been filed by Mary Hopwood against the State of Missouri to halt the enforcement House Bill No. 1108 also known as "Kelsey's Law." This new law requires telecommunications providers to disclose subscriber physical location information if a law enforcement officer alleges an emergency need. The new law also requires providers to do "ping locates" a/k/a cell tower triangulation to determine the precise physical...

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2010-03-31 12:20:00

Google, Microsoft, eBay, AT&T, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are all part of a new consortium petitioning Congress to rework the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986 in order to better protect Internet users from prying eyes. The Digital Due Process coalition - a group whose membership also includes the American Library Association, Americans for Tax Reform, AOL, the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Citizens...

2009-12-01 08:06:00

BRUSSELS, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- - At ECPA's Food Supply Forum, Experts Agree That Adapting Food Production and Modes of Agriculture Will Require Science-Based Solutions Prof. John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK government, asserted that all agricultural policy must be founded on science and have a sound evidence basis. "Having a chief scientific advisor with the responsibility to look at all stages of policy development has real potential to improve...