Ribble Sponsors Bill to Protect Email Privacy


Date: April 27, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (WI-08) today voted with a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to update our nation's email privacy laws, passing H.R. 699, the Email Privacy Act, with a vote of 418 to 0.

"When our email privacy laws were written in 1986, today's high school students hadn't even been born, and electronic communications didn't exist as we know them today. As a result, current law allows the government to access any American's emails that are over 180 days old without the need for a warrant," Ribble said. "The Email Privacy Act brings our privacy laws into the 21st century and forces the government to get a warrant to access Americans' electronic communications, just as they do for other forms of communication."