Correction: House-Email Privacy story

WASHINGTON (AP) " In a story Feb. 6 about the House passing a bill on email privacy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Rep. Tom Graves is from Iowa. He is from Georgia.

A corrected version of the story is below:

House passes bill updating email privacy protections

The House has approved legislation updating privacy protections for emails maintained by third-party service providers such as Google and Yahoo

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House has approved legislation updating privacy protections for emails maintained by third-party service providers such as Google and Yahoo.

The legislation requires the government to obtain a warrant from a court before requiring providers to disclose the content of emails, regardless of how long they have been in storage. Currently, a warrant is not required for communications stored beyond 180 days.

Supporters such as Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., note that the last time email privacy laws were updated, Ronald Reagan was president and the Chicago Bears were Super Bowl champions.

Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., has sponsored the bill, which has widespread support in the House.

A similar measure easily passed in the last Congress, but did not get Senate approval.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter

SIGN UP NOW

© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf02 at 29 Mar 2017 23:13:41 Processing Time: 397ms