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E-Mail Privacy Change Added to Netflix Bill Clears Senate Panel

Authorities would have to get a search warrant to obtain older e-mails that can now be obtained without a judge’s permission if a measure approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee becomes law.

The privacy provision was attached to a measure backed by Netflix Inc. to make it easier for people to share information about their video viewing on Facebook Inc. and other social networking sites. The video part of the proposal has already passed in the U.S. House.