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H. Rept. 116-507: Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 5546, September 16, 2020   [open pdf - 282KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 5546, the 'Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act,' would prohibit the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from monitoring privileged electronic communications between incarcerated individuals and their attorneys or legal representatives. The protections and limitations associated with the attorney-client privilege--including the crime-fraud exception--would apply to electronic communications sent or received through the new (or modified) BOP email system. BOP would be permitted to retain the contents of electronic communications until the incarcerated person is released. Those contents would be accessible, but only under very limited circumstances. The bill would also allow a court to suppress evidence obtained or derived from access to the retained contents if such contents were accessed in violation of the procedures and rules set forth in the bill."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 116-507; House Report 116-507
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Date:
2020-09-16
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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