Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
TO: Committee on the Judiciary
FROM: Senator William N. Brownsberger
RE: S796, An Act updating privacy protections for personal electronic information
DATE: July 9, 2013
I write in support of S796, An Act updating privacy protections for personal electronic information. This bill would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant to access personal electronic information held by phone and internet companies. It would also update and improve long-standing practices in order to comply with constitutional requirements of obtaining a warrant from a court in order to search an individual’s personal property.
I hope that the Committee will report S796 favorably.