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    Do you believe that some of privacy laws are severely outdated?

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    Outdated Privacy Laws

    Yes, privacy laws like, Electronic communication privacy act (ECPA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) are severally outdated. These laws have several shortcomings that can be counted as severely outdated laws. These are as follow:

    Unclear and conflicting standards: Standards for government to access local data are not clear in ECPA. Rules of ECPA for government to access stored documents and emails are also not consistent that show the conflicts. Similarly, a document on desktop computer is protected by warrant requirement according to 4th amendment (Electronic Communications Privacy Act: Severely Outdated, January 8, 2011). At the same time, according to ECPA, document stored on a service provider is not subjected to ...

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