Telecommunications records; warrant requirement for certain records to be retrieved. (HB817)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Warrant requirement for certain telecommunications records. Provides that the "location data" of a customer of an electronic communication service or a remote computing service may only be retrieved from the provider by warrant or consent of the customer. Location data is defined as any data or information that tracks, either at a point in time or over a period of time, the location of a subscriber to or customer of a provider of electronic communication service or a remote computing service as determined by the location of an electronic device to which the subscriber or customer has legal title, claim, right, or ultimate control. Read the Bill »


02/07/2014: Merged into HB17


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101728D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB17-Marshall, R.G.)
02/07/2014Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB17-Marshall, R.G.)


ACLU-VA Privacy Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports legislation that requires law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before accessing personal information maintained by telecommunications providers.