Calif. Bill Would Require Warrants For Stored Emails

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A California state senator on Wednesday introduced legislation that would require state police to obtain a search warrant before asking service providers to disclose the contents of their customers' emails, adding to a rash of federal and state proposals aimed at modernizing electronic privacy laws.

Senate Bill 467 would close gaps in California’s digital protection laws that allow law enforcement to access stored emails from service providers without a warrant based on probable cause, according to the bill's sponsor, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. 

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