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News Posted on September 18, 2013

California Law Review Commission to Review Government Access to Consumer Information

The California Law Review Commission, which conducts substantive review of California law and makes recommendations regarding potential reforms, has been assigned by the state Legislature to recommend specific statutory changes to California law regarding government access to customer information held by communication service providers.  The CLRC, which has been housed in King Hall since 2010, has invited UC Davis School of Law faculty to participate in the process

The Legislature is seeking guidance as to how to update existing laws in light of new mobile and Internet-based technologies, protect customers' constitutional rights, and clarify the process communications services providers need to follow in response to government requests for consumer information.

More than 90 percent of CLRC recommendations are implemented by the Legislature, so the review has a very high probability of resulting in changes to the law, CLRC Executive Director Brian Herbert said.