Leahy Sets Cyber Privacy Agenda – NextGov

Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious agenda for changing the country’s privacy laws to keep pace with the digital age.

The committee will continue where it left off last session in revising the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act to balance law enforcement’s need to probe online messages with citizens’ right to privacy. In addition, members will examine full-body screening at airports and the tracking of Americans’ online activities by marketers and other third-party data aggregators.