House Judiciary Committee Testimony on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Today’s hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act is available here via C-SPAN. The hearing was pretty fascinating for electronic privacy nerds: Everyone seemed to agree that the laws needed revising, and even DOJ was on board with the basic idea of expanding privacy protections to have a general warrant requirement for access to stored contents. That’s a major shift in the pro-privacy direction. Of course, there’s a long way to go before any legislation is actually passed. But the hearing was pretty promising.