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Digital Due Process Coalition (Including Microsoft, Google, and More) Call for Tougher Online Privacy Laws

Including heavyweights like Microsoft, Google, eBay, the ACLU, and AT&T, Digital Due Process is aiming to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, reports the New York Times. As they say, a 25-year-old law could not possibly be adequate to protect citizens in a world as fast-paced as today's. The chief complaint is that currently, law enforcement agencies need only a judge-approved subpoena to search a suspect's online data, rather than the full search warrant required for physical searches.