New Utah Data Privacy Law Requires a Warrant for Third-Party Data

April 18, 2019 - from Utah.gov

On March 27, 2019, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the “Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act” (H.B. 57) into law, making Utah the first state to enact a data privacy bill that requires local law enforcement to obtain a search warrant to gain access to electronically stored information (ESI) held by third-parties. Utah law enforcement must now obtain a search warrant to access an individual’s location information, stored data, or transmitted data, even if it is held by a third-party, such as a search engine, wireless service provider, or email platform.

View the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act…