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 October 13, 2015  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Katharine Goodloe writes:

On Thursday, October 8, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“CalECPA”), which requires law enforcement officials in California to obtain a warrant to access digital records, including emails and text messages.


The new California law applies to all state and local law enforcement officials in California, who now must obtain a warrant before accessing any “electronic communication information.”  That term is defined broadly to include not just the contents of communications, but also the sender, recipient, format, time, and date of the communications; any information about the location of the sender or recipient at the time of the communications; and any information pertaining to any individual or device participating in the communications, including an IP address.

Read more on Covington & Burling InsidePrivacy.

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