E-mails older than 180 days are currently fair game for the government to access and read without a warrant.
Electronic privacy laws written in 1986 do not adequately address our digital privacy today.
Julie Borowski advocates updating online privacy laws for the 21st century with the E-Mail Privacy Act.
The idea that government violates your natural rights “for your own good” is paternalistic. Adults (in their right mind) don’t need a government to protect us from ourselves.
We need to protect children and those with mental challenges from themselves. But for the rest of us, it’s our personal responsibility.
Privacy is a natural right of free people. It was not granted to us by the government or voted in by a majority.
As long as we don’t hurt people or take their stuff, what we do and say (and write) is our own business and no one else’s.
This is a picture of NSA’s National Data Center, where your paternalistic government is recording every one of your emails, facebook posts, tweets and phone calls.
Is this what the Founding Fathers had in mind?