The last time laws protecting your digital privacy were updated was in 1986: Before the internet. Before there were digital cell phones. Before everyone used email.
That’s why our privacy laws today in New York make no sense and totally fail to offer you adequate protection – they afford more protection to letters in a file cabinet than to your digital communications.
The New York Electronic Communications Privacy Act finally offers us digital privacy protections that make sense for our digital world. It requires the police to get a warrant before tracking your phone or reading your emails, texts or personal information online – just like they had to do when searching your file cabinet in 1986.
Take Action: Tell lawmakers to give New York a privacy update.
Andrew M. Cuomo (D-NY), Governor
Your State Upper Chamber Representatives
Your State Lower Chamber Representatives
Carl E. Heastie, Speaker, New York State Assembly
Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Majority Leader, New York State Senate