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CALIFORNIA CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
C.C.P. Section 1987.1
(a) If a subpoena requires the attendance of a witness or the production
of books, documents, or other things before a court, or at the trial of
an issue therein, or at the taking of a deposition, the court, upon motion
reasonably made by any person described in subdivision (b), or upon the
court's own motion after giving counsel notice and an opportunity
to be heard, may make an order quashing the subpoena entirely, modifying
it, or directing compliance with it upon those terms or conditions as
the court shall declare, including protective orders. In addition, the
court may make any other order as may be appropriate to protect the person
from unreasonable or oppressive demands, including unreasonable violations
of the right of privacy of the person.
(b) The following persons may make a motion pursuant to subdivision (a):
(1) A party.
(2) A witness.
(3) A consumer described in Section 1985.3.
(4) An employee described in Section 1985.6.
(5) A person whose personally identifying information, as defined in subdivision
(b) of Section 1798.79.8 of the Civil Code, is sought in connection with
an underlying action involving that person's exercise of free speech rights.
(c) Nothing in this section shall require any person to move to quash,
modify, or condition any subpoena duces tecum of personal records of any
consumer served under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 1985.3
or employment records of any employee served under paragraph (1) of subdivision
(b) of Section 1985.6.