LEADS Act Would Add Protection for E-mails Outside U.S.

A bipartisan group of senators are backing the idea that emails held by U.S. services providers overseas need greater legal protection than they currently enjoy, but some are praising its existence and pointing out what they see as its significant flaws. Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) introduced the Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Abroad Act, or LEADS Act.