Electronic data protection bill goes to House

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-21 13:43:57-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- State lawmakers are discussing ways to protect personal records Friday.

Rep. Ryan Wilcox, R-Ogden, is proposing House Bill 128, which focuses on government getting a search warrant before obtaining electronic data on personal cellphones, laptops and tablets. The bill also protects people who aren't the subject of a warrant, where their information may be involuntarily collected.

The House Public Utilities and Technology Committee unanimously approved the bill, and it will now go on to the full House.

FOX 13's Tamara Vaifanua was at the Capitol Friday. Watch her full report in the clip above.