- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A House panel is hearing testimony Tuesday about the need to update legislation governing law enforcement access to electronic communications such as email.

“The role of the Internet and electronic communications in our daily lives is vastly different that it was during the Reagan administration,” said Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

His subcommittee is examining changes to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act and will hear testimony from Elana Tyrangiel of the Justice Department, Richard Littlehale of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Professor Orin Kerr of the George Washington University Law School and Richard P. Salgado of Google Inc.