email news
3 views | +0 today
Follow
email news
all about email
Curated by Chris Bryan
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Chris Bryan
Scoop.it!

Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate

Sen. Patrick Leahy Introduces ECPA Reform Bill In The Senate | email news | Scoop.it

The House has been unusually proactive early this year in attempting to pass email privacy protections through an updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act. In fact, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing this morning to gather testimonies from Google, law experts, and law enforcement on potential fixes for the ECPA. Now the Senate is finally ready to reveal its bill – authored by the lawmaker who helped write the original bill over 20 years ago.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Chris Bryan from Email Delivery
Scoop.it!

Dropbox Acquires Mailbox

Dropbox Acquires Mailbox | email news | Scoop.it
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Chris Bryan from Email Delivery
Scoop.it!

Kim Dotcom's Mega to expand into encrypted email

Kim Dotcom's Mega to expand into encrypted email | email news | Scoop.it

Internet entrepreneur fighting extradition from New Zealand says file storage service now has more than 3 million users. By Charles Arthur 

 

Kim Dotcom, the German-born internet entrepreneur fighting extradition from New Zealand over US claims of "criminal" copyright infringement, says he plans to launch an end-to-end encrypted email service to go with his Mega encrypted file storage offering.

 

more...
Chris Bryan's curator insight, March 18, 2013 7:49 PM

Funny that Kim Dotcom announced he was getting into email a few days after Dropbox announced it has acquired Mailbox. Coincidence?

Rescooped by Chris Bryan from Email Delivery
Scoop.it!

Wozniak’s email tax: Good sense or nonsense?

Wozniak’s email tax: Good sense or nonsense? | email news | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, readers reacted with skepticism after Berkeley City Councilman Gordon Wozniak suggested that taxing email might be one way to raise money for the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service.

more...
Chris Bryan's curator insight, March 8, 2013 4:53 PM

Thank goodness for the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998! This was a bad (albeit interesting) idea when it was proposed years ago and it's still a bad idea now.

Rescooped by Chris Bryan from Email Delivery
Scoop.it!

Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year?

Will Congress Finally Pass An Email Privacy Bill This Year? | email news | Scoop.it

An updated Electronic Communications Privacy Act, or ECPA, was a good idea proposed at the wrong time. The amendment would have protected our privacy in online communications, but its proposal at the end of the last Congress ensured its demise. With a new Congress comes a new chance to pass it, and some lawmakers are taking that chance.

more...
Chris Bryan's curator insight, March 18, 2013 12:03 PM

Here are the bullet points, CA Rep. Zoe Lofgren has been working on:

 

The government should obtain a warrant before compelling a service provider to disclose an individual’s private online communications.The government should obtain a warrant before it can track the location of an individual’s wireless communication device.

 

Before it can install a pen register or trap and trace device to capture real time transactional data about when and with whom an individual communicates using digital services (such as email or mobile phone calls), the government should demonstrate to a court that such data is relevant to a criminal investigation.

 

The government should not use an administrative subpoena to compel service providers to disclose transactional data about multiple unidentified users of digital services (such as a bulk request for the names and addresses of everyone that visited a particular website during a specified time frame).

 

The government may compel this information through a warrant or court order, but subpoenas should specify the individuals about whom the government seeks information.