Congressman reverses on law enforcement-backed law requiring storage of text messages and more

Madison Ruppert
Activist Post

While Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a Wisconsin Republican, originally indicated that he agreed with a law enforcement-backed data retention proposal to be attached to a revised version of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), his aides now say that he misspoke.

Sensenbrenner is a noted crusader for widespread government surveillance based on an absurd fear of terrorism and has been unrelenting in his fight against privacy.

This has most recently been shown in his apparent backing of a data retention requirement to be added to the ECPA which was endorsed by various law enforcement organizations and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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