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Adobe Applauds Leahy-Lee Bill and Privacy Law Reform

Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Amendments Act of 2013 (S. 607) to the full Senate—an important milestone in advancing the privacy of communications stored “in the cloud.”

If law enforcement wants access to communications you have stored in a file cabinet in your home or in your office, the Fourth Amendment requires that they obtain a search warrant issued by a judge upon a showing of probable cause. But, under ECPA in its current form, some communications you store in a cloud service receive these same Fourth Amendment protections while others do not. If you leave communications stored online for more than 180 days, they become available to law enforcement with just a court order or a subpoena on the theory that you have “abandoned” them. Court orders and subpoenas are easier for law enforcement to obtain than a search warrant. This may have made sense in 1986, long before the wide-spread adoption of cloud-based email and storage solutions. It does not make sense today.

At Adobe, we believe our customers’ private communications should receive full constitutional protections, regardless of whether they are stored at home, at work or in our cloud. That’s why we have been pleased to support, along with the many other technology companies and organizations who are part of the Digital Due Process Coalition, the ECPA Amendments Act introduced by Senators Leahy and Lee. Section 3 of the Act would amend ECPA so that government access to any communications stored online is subject to a single, clear and constitutional legal standard: a search warrant issued upon probable cause. The Act also sets forth clear rules about when a cloud provider can (and cannot) tell its users about a government request for access to communications.

This legislation is critical to consumer and business confidence in adopting cloud services, and we will continue to work to help ensure it is signed into law. More information, along with ways to show support for amending ECPA, is available via the Center for Democracy and Technology website.

Welcome to Our Cloud

Adobe_Acrobat_X_iconThere’s a major shift taking place in the workplace today. We’re moving from relying on a single desktop computer, or sharing enterprise-class server resources, to drawing on services in the cloud. What’s more, each of us uses more than one machine. Besides our laptops, we likely have a computer at home, and we have a neat little computer that fits in our pockets, we call a smart phone. As these devices have allowed us to become more connected, the need to be able to exchange documents easily becomes more and more critical to business as well as personal success. There is no longer any reason to tie documents to one machine. We should be able to get access to and retrieve and view those files reliably no matter where we are and no matter what device we are using at the time. And this is where the cloud delivers value. Just a few weeks ago, we announced the new Acrobat X software family, including new cloud services from Today, we’re announcing the availability of those new services – Adobe SendNow and Adobe CreatePDF. Both services are ready to help you solve real business and collaboration problems now. Check out the full blog post with insights from Mark Grilli, Director of Product Marketing, Acrobat Solutions, at Adobe for more on the Acrobat family blog, here. Join the Acrobat Solutions conversation… On Twitter: Acrobat family blog:

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