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 April 1, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Utah has become the first state in this country to require law enforcement to get a warrant for data held by a third party

credit:Thomas Amby Johansen

This is huge.

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes:

On March 27, 2019, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB57, the first U.S. law to protect electronic information that individuals have shared with certain third parties. The bill, called the “Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act,” places restrictions on law enforcement’s ability to obtain certain types of “electronic information or data” of a Utah resident, including (1) location information, stored data or transmitted data of an electronic device, and (2) data that is stored with a “remote computing service provider” (i.e., data stored in digital devices or servers).  The law provides for situations in which law enforcement may obtain such information without a warrant.

Read more on Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.

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