Washington

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WA

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.

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 statue that statute threatened to impose felony liability not only on those directly engaged in illegal acts but also on those who “indirectly” caused to be “disseminated” any “implicit” offers for commercial sex acts.  That could potentially affect services that merely provide access to information, like web hosts, ISPs, or online libraries, impeding their abili

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