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. 387), 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 applauds the House for sending a clear message that the U.S. Constitution applies to private digital information just as it applies to physical property. We urge the Senate to take up this legislation as soon as possible.”
TechNet has been working with a broad coalition of civil society organizations, companies, and trade associations to support reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. On January 30, this coalition wrote House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (D-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) to urge passage of this critical legislation.
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, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Albany, and Tallahassee.