Bill Would Undo Calif. Internet Privacy for Students, Staff

In 2015 Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that prohibited California police and other state agencies from searching our phones and online accounts without our consent, a court order, or showing it is an emergency. That measure, the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, affords Californians basic Fourth Amendment protections when it comes to digital data. But a bill now before the state legislature would take away those rights from students and staff at California’s public schools.