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Leahy's perennial data privacy bill gets another shot

In the wake of the Target stores' credit card hack, Sen. Patrick Leahy reintroduces a data privacy and protection law that he's wanted Congress to pass since 2005.

By January 8, 2014

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Leahy pledges no warrantless e-mail access for feds

Privacy groups cautiously applaud, but are concerned about a requirement that would force Internet companies to notify police before letting customers know they're under surveillance.

By November 27, 2012

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Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill

After public criticism of proposal that lets government agencies warrantlessly access Americans' e-mail, Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will "not support" such an idea at next week's vote.

By November 20, 2012

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Leahy's Protect IP bill even worse than COICA

Sen. Patrick Leahy today introduced a bill that gives the Justice Department expansive powers to block sites that violate copyright and trademark law. As with last year's COICA bill, the cure is worse than the disease.

By May 12, 2011

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Sen. Leahy bows to pressure, pledges to amend Protect IP bill

Patrick Leahy, the author of the controversial Protect IP Act, has bowed to public pressure and will delete the sections dealing with DNS blocking.

By January 12, 2012

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Senate hearing on Comcast, TWC merger set for March 26

According to Sen. Patrick Leahy, the hearing will give the Senate Judiciary Committee a chance to discuss Net neutrality, among other issues.

By February 25, 2014

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Correction: Supremes to Congress: Bring privacy law into 21st century

Patrick Leahy is a Democratic senator from Vermont. The story originally misidentified the state he represents.

By January 31, 2012

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Senator introduces bill requiring warrant for e-mail history

Continuing his battle to update an antiquated digital-privacy law, Sen. Patrick Leahy proposes a new bill that would compel police to get a warrant to obtain people's personal e-mail.

By September 13, 2012

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Patent overhaul signed into law by Obama

President Barack Obama today signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the first major reform to the U.S. patent system since the 1950s.

By September 16, 2011

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Patent reform bill targeting patent trolls shelved in Senate

Bill aimed at reducing patent litigation removed from agenda after lawmakers failed to reach agreement on key details.

By May 21, 2014