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SB 178 Privacy: Electronic Communications: Search Warrant

    The California Electronic Communication Privacy Act (CalECPA) went into effect on January 1, 2016.
    It has radically changed the how the police may search your cell phones and computers. It prohibits the government from searching electronic communication information or electronic device information without a search warrant or court order. In a shocking development the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has ordered that all Deputy District Attorneys demand that as a condition of probation “Defendants must now waive their rights pursuant to the Electronic Communication Privacy Act and allow the police to search their cell phones and computers at any time, day or night, with or without probable cause”.