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At Cops’ Request, Senate Delays Privacy Law Update

A Netflix-backed bill to update an antique 1988 privacy law, crafted a generation before social networks and cloud computing became popular, was derailed today because of last-minute opposition from law enforcement officials.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who heads the Judiciary committee, postponed discussion on the proposal to update the dialup-era privacy law, likely pushing a final vote into the new Congress that will convene in 2013.

Source: CNet. Read full article. (link)

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  • AlgerHiss||

    I smell further gutting of the fourth amendment going on here.