Congress Works Together to Protect Digital Privacy and Civil Liberties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2017: The House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 387, The Email Privacy Act. This bill requires the federal government to acquire warrants before accessing an individual’s digital content. Following the vote, Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) issued the following statement:

“I was proud to co-sponsor the Email Privacy Act and remain proud of the work we’re doing in Congress to update these outdated laws. It has been over three decades since we made changes to our nation’s digital privacy laws,” said Marchant. “Today we advanced a bill to support personal privacy protections for North Texans. This legislation is long-overdue as updates to our digital privacy laws will better safeguard Americans’ constitutional liberties in the digital age. I look forward to swift action by my colleagues in the United States Senate so we can send this to the President’s desk.”