Scientific American: Read My E-mail? Get a Warrant
Jan 05, 2012 // Scientific American Magazine

The call for Congress to update electronic privacy laws continues to gain momentum. A recent editorial from Scientific American Magazine endorsed the need for ECPA reform because the current law is outdated given the way Americans now use technology. Editors for Scientific American write: 

Hardly any of us still keep our private data solely in any one machine; instead it resides on corporate servers far from our homes. E-mail providers save messages in giant server farms distributed around the world. ...We tend to assume that these data are ours to keep private, just as we expect that the data on our machines are private. But here the law fails us.