Calif. Senate OKs Bill Requiring Warrants For Email Access

Law360, San Diego (May 14, 2013, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The California Senate passed a bill Monday that would require state law enforcement officials to get a search warrant before asking service providers to disclose the contents of their customers' emails.

In a 33-1 vote, S.B. 467 gained bipartisan support by the state Senate after the measure’s author, Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, allowed for an exemption to the warrant requirement in any time of an emergency, if any evidence is at risk of being destroyed or if individuals sign consent for law enforcement to read...
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