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

    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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