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Washington state text message privacy cases

EFF urged the Washington State Supreme Court to recognize that text messages are “the 21st Century phone call” and require that law enforcement obtain a warrant before reading texts on someone’s phone. In this case, police seized a cell phone during a drug investigation, and monitored incoming messages. Officers responded...

Internet Archive v. McKenna

After a challenge by the Internet Archive and EFF, Washington state officials dropped their defense of a law aimed at combatting online sex trafficking ads by targeting Internet service providers. SB 6251 was a vague and overbroad statute that threatened to impose felony liability not only on those directly engaged...
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