May 072013
 May 7, 2013  Posted by  Laws

Karen Brooks Harper reports:

A minor dustup over the protection of private info hosted by ISPs flared up briefly on the floor, on a bill by Rep. John Frullo that would allow Texas judges to issue search warrants for companies based in other states – like Yahoo in California – to hand over online records that could help them investigate crimes relating to cases like child pornography and human trafficking.

Frullo briefly tried to fend off an amendment by Bedford GOP Rep. Jonathan Stickland that requires law enforcement to get a warrant before they can get emails from an ISP that are over 180 days old.

Read more on Dallas Morning News. And see Grits for Breakfast for comments on this development.

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