Washington • Sen. Mike Lee is reaching across the aisle to run a bill that amps up existing Internet privacy protections, with a focus on guarding emails.
Lee, R-Utah, is co-sponsoring a bill led by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. that takes into account the way most Americans operate in a digital world linking their email address to bank accounts and online stores a practice that didn't exist when the current law was drafted in 1986. Leahy was also an original sponsor of that law.
"Today, we use our email accounts as digital filing cabinets, where we store many of the personal documents and sensitive information," Lee said. "This bill takes an essential step toward ensuring that the private life of Americans remains private."