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Blog Post
10/9/2015
By John M. Simpson
Californians won a major privacy victory Thursday that catches protections up with modern technology.  Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 178, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA), into law. It will require that law enforcement get a warrant before poking around in our digital records.  If the cops want to search your...
Blog Post
5/19/2011
By John M. Simpson
Politico Thursday described a turf battle between two powerful Senate Committees over privacy -- both have had hearings on smartphones and the mobile market -- and quoted some people as saying the power struggle doesn't bode well for needed privacy legislation. I don't agree.  There can't be anything better than having...