e-Discovery California: The ‘Leno’ Show Seeks to Overturn Diaz: SB 914

MP900443017 If you're not familiar with Diaz, begin here.  In a nutshell, the Supreme Court of California ruled that if arrested, the government may search your cellular device – without a warrant.  Now the California legislature is getting in on the act. 

State Senator Mark Leno (D-SF) has introduced SB 914 (which has already passed in the senate), seeking to overturn that decision and require the government to do things the old-fashioned way; procure a warrant based on probable cause.

I've previously said that the current ruling has the potential to lead us down a dangerous path.  As far as the state of California is concerned, this is a very important piece of 4th Amendment legislation.

Regardless of how this turns out, you already know my advice; set a password for your PDA – and keep it!

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