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New law would require warrants to access electronic data

Think about what someone could find out about you if they got a hold of your personal information from Facebook or Google or from your phone. As we live more of our lives online, some lawmakers are trying to make sure that data stays private, even from law enforcement. A new bill in California would require a warrant for access to email, electronic devices and other digital data. If passed, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act would become the most comprehensive in the country. Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica, explains.

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