A bill that would require law enforcement agencies to secure a warrant before seizing U.S. citizens’ digital communications and electronic devices was re-introduced Monday in the California Legislature.

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, proposed the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalEPCA), or SB 178 .

It would prohibit government entities from forcing service providers to hand over electronic communication information without a warrant, and from getting information from an electronic device from anyone except “the authorized possessor of the device.”

The law would also prevent electronic device information access “by means of physical or electronic communication with the device, except with the specific consent of the authorized possessor of the device.”

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