Recently, the Email Privacy Act was voted on and passed in the United States House of Representatives. The act will require law enforcement to get a warrant if they want to access any emails 180 days old or older. This act will now go to the Senate, which is where it stalled last year.
The Email Privacy Act will reform the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, if passed. It was passed by a unanimous vote in the House last May, but Senate Republicans wanted to rewrite the act and give more power to the FBI. It never reached a vote.
Many advocacy groups and companies are pushing for the Senate to pass the act as-is. They don’t want to see it watered down or weaken before passing it.