Privacy Tracker reports on Gov. Rick Perry’s signing of what has been called the toughest e-mail privacy bill in the country into law, meaning state law enforcement will need to get a warrant in order to search e-mail—no matter how old it is. The bill unanimously passed both houses of the state legislature before reaching Perry’s desk, Courthouse News reports. HB 2268 surpasses the privacy protections under the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which the Senate Judiciary Committee recently voted to amend. (IAPP member login required.)
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