Backed by many tech firms and the ACLU, the privacy law hits the books but doesn't apply to federal law enforcement authorities.
Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
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The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.
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Social network was under a gag order until recently to disclose "by far the largest" search warrant request it's ever received.