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    New Utah Data Privacy Law Requires a Warrant for Third-Party Data

    Private: Mikaela Berst

    On March 27, 2019, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the “Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act” (H.B. 57) into law, making Utah the first state to enact a data privacy bill that requires local law enforcement to obtain a search warrant to gain access to electronically stored information (ESI) held by third-parties.

    Utah law enforcement must now obtain a search warrant to access an individual’s location information, stored data, or transmitted data, even if it is held by a third-party, such as a search engine, wireless service provider, or email platform.

    View the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act

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