In the state where everything is bigger, Texans can now claim that they enjoy some of the biggest privacy safeguards in the country, at least when it comes to electronic communications. The Lone Star State has enacted a law (H.B. 2268) requiring state and local law enforcement to obtain a search warrant in order to access the content of electronic communications, regardless of their age or the nature of the provider’s service. It took effect with Governor Perry’s signature on June 14, 2013. The Department of Justice has indicated its willingness to accept similar changes to the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act, but only if exceptions are made for civil investigations.