April 27, 2016

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TechNet Applauds House Passage of the Email Privacy Act

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today applauded the House of Representatives for passing the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699), a critical legislative update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

“Today, the House took a major step forward in bringing our nation’s electronic communications privacy laws into the 21st century,” said Linda Moore, president and CEO of TechNet.  “These laws haven’t been updated since 1986, and modernization is badly needed.  TechNet commends the House for sending a clear message that the U.S. Constitution applies to private digital information just as it applies to physical property.”

About TechNet
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents more than two million employees in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, advanced energy, biotechnology, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston, and Austin.

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