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Q: sending a screenshot of text phone records violate privacy law in California?

Im the account holder for my phone carrier and would like to send a screen shot of another person on the account texts records to another person. Would like to know if this is legal

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sending a screenshot of text phone records to another person may potentially violate privacy laws in California. California is one of the strictest states when it comes to privacy laws and it has specific regulations in place to protect individuals from unauthorized disclosure of their personal information.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), individuals have the right to know what personal information is being collected, the right to request that their information be deleted, and the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information.

Sharing another person's text phone records without their explicit consent could be considered a violation of their privacy rights. It is important to obtain the other person's consent before sharing their personal information, and to make sure that the information is being shared securely to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure.

If you have any doubts or concerns about the legality of sharing the text phone records, it is recommended that you consult with a legal professional or privacy expert to ensure that you are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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