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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Elana Tyrangiel
A House panel is hearing testimony Tuesday about the need to update legislation governing law enforcement access to electronic communications such as email.
The Justice Department on Tuesday dropped its support for a controversial provision in a federal law that allows police to review some private emails without a warrant, but it asked Congress to expand its surveillance powers in other ways.
Those investigators should only require a subpoena to review emails, she said, because their work doesn't involve criminal charges.
She also said emails deserve the same legal protections whether they have been opened or not.