Mike Maharrey writes:
Last week, the Utah House unanimously passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before accessing data stored in the “cloud.” The proposed law would not only increase privacy protections in Utah; it would also hinder the federal surveillance state.
Rep. Craig Hall (R-West Valley City) filed House Bill 57 (HB57) on Dec. 28. The proposed law would prohibit law enforcement agencies from accessing electronic information or data transmitted to a “remote computing service” without a warrant based on probably cause in most situations. In effect, it would prohibit police from warrantlessly accessing information uploaded into the “cloud.”
On Feb. 22, the House passed HB67 by a 71-0 vote.
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h/t, Joe Cadillic