Google to push for government email surveillance reform

Eric Engleman, Bloomberg:

Google officials say changes in the [Electronic Communications Privacy Act] are needed to prevent law enforcement from obtaining certain e-mails and other content without search warrants, and to give documents stored on cloud services the same legal protections as paper documents stored in a desk drawer. Cloud services, which didn’t exist when the privacy law was passed, let users store and process data on remote servers via the Internet.

Good for Google for trying to hold together the tattered remains of the Fourth Amendment.