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Texas Passes Email Privacy Bill Requiring Warrants for Email Searches

Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill into law on Monday that will give Texas residents more email privacy. The new law, which goes into effect in September, will prevent local law enforcement from accessing a citizen's email without a warrant. Going forward law enforcement officials will need to show probable cause to a judge in order to seek access to emails stored on third-party servers such as Google or Yahoo.

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