California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA) yesterday, making California “the first (state) to enact a comprehensive law protecting location data, content, metadata and device searches,” Nicole Ozer, technology and civil liberties policy director at the ACLU of California told WIRED. Privacy advocates are applauding its passage, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls it a “significant milestone in the campaign to update computer privacy laws, which have been stuck in the 1980s,” adding it hopes the move “will lend momentum to the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act.” In this exclusive for Privacy Tracker, IAPP Westin Fellow Anna Myers offers an analysis of the law. (IAPP member login required.)
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