(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) Co-Founder and Public Policy Chair David Snead released the following statement today on the Supreme Court ruling that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant:
“The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that police can’t search cell phones of criminal suspects without a warrant. If searching cell phone records requires a warrant, surely the same standard should apply to email and electronic communications. This ruling, coupled with the Yoder-Polis Email Privacy Act (H.R. 1852) reaching 218 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives last week, shows continued momentum for privacy safeguards and constitutional guarantees. H.R. 1852 will make much-needed changes to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), which has not been changed since it was enacted in 1986. Next up is for Congress to pass and the President to sign H.R. 1852, real reform to ECPA that brings the legislation into this century. “
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.