Tag Archives: Electronic Storage

CA Passes Legislation Requiring Search Warrant For Disclosure of Stored Content

Continuing a flurry of recent legislative activity (see posts here and here), the California legislature on Tuesday passed a bill requiring that California law enforcement agencies obtain a search warrant to compel the production of communications content (e.g., emails and social media messages) from providers of electronic communication services.  A service provider may provide stored content … Continue Reading

5th Circuit Rules That Cell Phones Are Not “Facilities” Under SCA

Yesterday the Fifth Circuit ruled in Garcia v. City of San Laredo that personal cell phones are not “facilities” under the Stored Communications Act (SCA), agreeing with a growing number of courts that have reached the same conclusion.  In reaching this decision, the court rejected the claim of plaintiff Garcia, a former police dispatcher for the … Continue Reading
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