Under current law, Law enforcement only requires a subpoena in order to force email service provides (ESPs) to turn over the contents of your email accounts.
Any communications more than 180 days old are open for retrieval without your permission—and without a warrant—to legal authorities.
Last year, Congress tried to stop this easy access to private information, but it went down to defeat.
Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-KS) is submitting the bill a second time this year.
This legislation would require all government entities to obtain a warrant in order to gain access to emails.
Unlike subpoenas, a warrant requires a higher standard of probable cause before a judge.
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