Washington, D.C. -
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved new legislation that would require police to get a warrant to see your email. It is part of an overhaul of the nations laws governing privacy in the digital age.
The current set of laws, the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, have been described by many as outdated. Currently police only need a warrant for emails less than six months old. In the new law, police will be required to get a warrant for any of your emails, regardless of how new or old they are.