the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) has been at the forefront of the i2Coalition’s Public Policy priorities since we launched more than a year ago. We are all keenly aware that ECPA*is in need of reform. Technology has significantly advanced since the legislation was enacted in 1986, yet the law remains unchanged.

One of the main problems with ECPA is that the current law creates technologically antiquated exceptions to the U.S. Constitution’s warrant requirement. These exceptions make it possible for law enforcement officials to potentially access email and online communications without a warrant, thus undermining privacy protections and constitutional guarantees.

Today, a number of groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Center for Democracy & Technology, and TechFreedom, are joining together for a day of action on ECPA reform. We are excited to be participating and need your help! If you agree that accessing personal online communications should require a warrant, please: