FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, State Sen. Anthony Canella, R-Ceres, uses his smartphone at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a law which requires police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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