Texas Gov. Approves Country's Toughest Email Privacy Law

Law360, San Diego (June 17, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT) -- Establishing the strongest email privacy protections in the U.S., Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill Friday that restricts when law enforcement agencies can access electronic communications by requiring warrants for all emails held by service providers.

The Lone Star governor approved H.B. 2268, which takes effect immediately, after the measure unanimously passed the state House and Senate in May. The legislation aims to update Texas' Code of Criminal Procedure to remove the 180-day rule for obtaining a warrant and replace it with a blanket warrant...
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