Summary: S.1654 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.1654. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (07/27/2017)

Email Privacy Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions that limit an electronic communication service (ECS) or remote communication service (RCS) provider from disclosing the contents of a wire or electronic communication that is in electronic storage.

Additionally, it revises the standards for the government to compel an ECS or RCS provider to disclose contents of a wire or electronic communication or noncontent records or information pertaining to a subscriber or customer.

An ECS or RCS provider may notify a subscriber or customer of the receipt of a warrant, court order, subpoena, or request, unless the government obtains an order for delayed notification.

The bill revises the process for obtaining a delayed notification order and lengthens the maximum duration of a delayed notification order.