Utah Act Increases Restrictions on Access to Third-Party Data

Utah recently enacted an electronic information law that, as the strictest of its kind, requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant to acquire “electronic information or data” stored with third parties. “The Utah privacy legislation is another example of the law catching up to how ordinary people view privacy in light of everyday technology use,” David Stauss, a partner at Husch Blackwell, told the Cybersecurity Law Report. With insight from Stauss and others, we explain the law, its impact and how it interacts with relevant federal laws. See also “Goodbye to the Blame Game: Forging the Connection Between Companies and Law Enforcement in Incident Response” (Apr. 19, 2017).

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