Lewis Stands Up For Your Email Privacy
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jason Lewis (MN-02) issued the following statement after supporting the Email Privacy Act, H.R. 387:
“Americans expect that their private communications are free from unwarranted big-government surveillance. It is vital that we safeguard individual privacy and protect our 4th Amendment. That’s why this bill ensures the government has probable cause and a warrant before accessing Americans’ private emails.”
Background: Lewis, a member of the bipartisan 4th Amendment Caucus, cosponsored and supported H.R. 387 to bring outdated laws into the 21st century by improving privacy protections for electronic communications. The Email Privacy Act gives citizens a reasonable expectation of privacy in their everyday communications. All it requires is that the government get a search warrant based on probable cause if they want to compel a service provider to disclose communications not readily accessible to the public.