The shocking strangeness of our 25-year-old digital privacy law | Aspectos Legales de las Tecnologías de Información | Scoop.it

Twenty-five years after it was passed, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act still governs much of our privacy online, and the Center for Democracy and Technology argues that ECPA needs an overhaul. The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was signed into law on October 21, 1986. Although it was forward-looking at the time, ECPA’s privacy protections have remained stuck in the past while technology has raced ahead, providing us means of communication that not too long ago existed only in the minds of science fiction writers.