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E-Mail Privacy Reform Vote Postponed Until After Elections

September 28, 2012

For digital rights groups, the tradeoff in loosening one privacy protection while strengthening another makes them uneasy.

“Senator Leahy’s language significantly rewrites the VPPA and breaks down its core privacy protections. The proposed language allows for one-time advance consent — blanket sharing for any and all videos a user watches without any nuance as to who the user is sharing the information with or what exactly the user is giving up control over,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation warned Wednesday.

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