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With New Privacy Bill, California Delivers ‘Landmark Win for Digital Privacy’

California now has the most comprehensive tech privacy bill in the nation and should be model for other states, say advocates

By Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams. Published 8-9-2015

CalECPA is "a landmark win for digital privacy and all Californians." (Photo: Yuri Samoilov/flickr/cc)

CalECPA is “a landmark win for digital privacy and all Californians.” (Photo: Yuri Samoilov/flickr/cc)

In what privacy advocates are hailing as a landmark victory, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a sweeping tech privacy bill which will require police in the state to obtain warrants for access to telecommunications data, including emails, text messages, GPS coordinates, and other digital information.

“This is a major win for privacy and for Californians. With so much of our information existing online, it’s important that our communications are protected from government access to the strongest degree possible,” said G.S. Hans, policy counsel and director for the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). Continue reading

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