Mar 142013
 
 March 14, 2013  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Grits for Breakfast writes:

Bully for Texas state Rep. Jon Stickland for filing a crackerjack electronic privacy bill on the last day of bill filing last week.

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Rep. Stickland’s HB 3164 (see the text) would delete all the caveats and exceptions in Texas’ statute – including the phony, outdated distinction between more recent emails and those older than 180 days – and leave the law declaring, simply, that “An authorized peace officer may require a provider of electronic communications service to disclose the contents of a wire communication or an electronic communication  in electronic storage by obtaining a warrant.”

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  One Response to “Protecting email from warrantless government searches”

  1. Thanks for the plug! I put something up today on a Texas wiretapping bill that may interest you. Will try to finish writing up the last panel from the Yale location conference by tomorrow.

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