Digital Markets Investigation

Reps. Poe & Conyers Lead Bipartisan House Coalition to Stop Government Surveillance and Hacking

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Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) along with Congressman Blake Fahrenthold (R-TX) and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced H.R. 5321 the Stop Mass Hacking Act. This is the companion bill to legislation introduced on the Senate side by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY). The Department of Justice has recently moved to make an administrative rul... Read more »

Conyers Applauds White House Police Data Initiative

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Today, the Obama Administration announced that 53 jurisdictions—including Detroit, MI—have committed to Police Data Initiative (PDI). As part of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the White House launched PDI as a community of practices aiming to improve the relationship between citizens and police through uses of data that increase transparency, build community trust, and stre... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. for the Markup of H.R. 699, the “Email Privacy Act"

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In 2014, in a unanimous ruling delivered by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court concluded that the police may not search a cellphone without first demonstrating probable cause. Citing an obvious Fourth Amendment interest in the vast amount of data we store on—and access from—our personal devices, the Court wrote: “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. on the Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 699, the “Email Privacy Act”

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I want to begin by thanking you, Chairman Goodlatte, and your staff, for working with us to develop the amendment before us now. I also want to thank the members of the Digital Due Process Coalition, many of whom are represented here today, for their tireless dedication to the work of modernizing federal statute for the Internet age. Over the last few weeks, Mr. Chairman, as we have worked out ou... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee Approves H.R. 699, Email Privacy Act

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The House Judiciary Committee today approved by a vote of 28-0 the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) to protect Americans’ privacy and public safety in the digital age. Nearly 30 years ago, Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 to provide a fair balance between the privacy expectations of American citizens and the legitimate needs of law enforcement agencies. The law sets fo... Read more »

Goodlatte, Conyers, Upton, and Pallone Announce Bipartisan Encryption Working Group

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Encryption a Top Issue for House Judiciary and Energy and Commerce Committees House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today announced the creation of an encryption working group to examine the complicated legal and policy issues surroundi... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers Full Committee Hearing: “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy”

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“Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to associate myself with your comments about our jurisdiction. “It is not an accident that the House Judiciary Committee is the committee of primary jurisdiction with respect to the legal architecture of government surveillance. “In times of heightened tension, many of our colleagues will rush to do something, anything, to get out in front of an issue. We welcome t... Read more »

House Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Encryption on March 1

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On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy.” The House Judiciary Committee previously held member briefings on encryption, which included a briefing from technology companies and a classified briefing from the government. As encryption has increasingly become much more widespr... Read more »

Statement of the Honorable John Conyers, Jr. on H.R. 699, “The Email Privacy Act”

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“As of this morning, the bill has earned 304 cosponsors—191 Republicans, 113 Democrats, and 27 members of the House Judiciary Committee. What do all of these members have in common? “First, we all agree that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act is outdated and provides unjustifiably inconsistent standards for government access to our stored communications. “This statute continues to serve as ... Read more »

This Week in the House Judiciary Committee

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 10:00 a.m. Full Committee Hearing H.R. 699, the “Email Privacy Act” Witnesses: Mr. Andrew J. Ceresney, Director, Division of Enforcement, United States Securities and Exchange Commission Mr. Richard W. Littlehale, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigation Division, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Mr. Steven Cook, President, Board of Directors, National Associa... Read more »