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California Law Now Requires Warrants for Most Electronic Surveillance

The ACLU calls the law "a landmark win for digital privacy and all Californians."

The Verge

California has passed a law requiring police to get a warrant before collecting citizens’ emails, IP addresses or other electronic information.

The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday, has been lauded by organizations like the EFF and ACLU, with the latter calling it “a landmark win for digital privacy and all Californians.” It raises the bar for just about any kind of digital surveillance, whether that involves police requesting user information from a company or collecting it themselves.

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