REFORM THE ECPA: TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO GET A WARRANT While much deserved attention has been focused on the NSA’s surveillance tactics and their legality, a separate issue that also merits more attention is the outdated ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act) that provides law enforcement the ability to get access to your electronic data, such [...]
|By: emptywheel Saturday February 12, 2011 5:00 pm|
Maris Taylor has an important update on the OLC exigent letter opinion. Last year, DOJ’s now-retired Inspector General Glenn Fine released a report revealing how the FBI had used exigent letters to get call data information from telecoms with no oversight. Ryan Singel noted a reference to an OLC opinion that basically melted away the problems created by use of these exigent letters (see pages 264-266 of the report).