-- Last revised 6/3/03 --
Evidence Code Changes Required by Electronic Communications - Study K-500
The Law Revision Commission recommended revision of evid Code provisions
to make clear that (1) a privileged communication does not lose its privileged status simply
because it is transmitted electronically, and (2) the statutory presumption of confidentiality
and statutory waiver requirements apply to newly created privileges. Evid. Code §§
912, 917, 952.
The Commission's recommendation was enacted by the Legislature. See below.
If you have questions or comments on this study, send an e-mail to Barbara Gaal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2002: Senate Bill 2061 (Morrow) -- Bill information at Legislative Counsel's website
Enacted. 2002 Cal. Stat. ch. 72
- Recommendation -- Electronic Communications and Evidentiary Privileges (2/11/2002)
Tentative Recommendations and Other Requests for Comment
- Tentative Rec. -- Electronic Communications and Evidentiary Privileges (June 2001)
- Memo 2002-5, Supp. 1 -- Electronic Communications and Evidentiary Privileges (Further Comments of Judge Harvey) (2/4/2002)
- Memo 2002-5 -- evid Code Changes Required by Electronic Communications (Comments on Tentative Recommendation) (1/10/2002)
- Memo 2001-51, Supp. 1 -- evid Code Changes Required by Electronic Communications (Comments on Draft) (6/27/2001)
- Memo 2001-51 -- evid Code Changes Required by Electronic Communications: Draft of Tentative Recommendation (6/4/2001)
- Memo 2001-29, Supp. 1 -- Disclosure of Privileged Materials: Comments of Professor Mendez (5/16/2001)
- Memo 2001-29 -- evid Code Changes Required by Electronic Communications (Discussion of Issues) (5/14/2001)
- Memo 2000-84 -- evid Code Changes Required by Electronic Communications (Draft of Tentative Recommendation) (12/8/2000)
- Memo 2000-53, Supp. 1 -- evid Code Changes Required By Electronic Communications (Comments of Prof. Mendez) (7/19/2000)
- Memo 2000-53 -- evid Code Changes Required By Electronic Communications (7/6/2000)
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