Anne Galloway reports that although state Sen. Dick Sears believes Vermont’s proposed Electronic Communications Privacy Act, S.155, represents great strides forward in protecting residents’ privacy, the ACLU doesn’t believe it goes far enough.
Allen Gilbert, executive director of the Vermont ACLU, says he is “disappointed” with the legislation because it doesn’t go far enough to protect Vermonters’ privacy. Important provisions, he says, were stripped out of the bill in the final review by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Gilbert said he will lobby to restore the protections in the House version of the bill.
Gilbert says the legislation will not protect citizens from unwarranted police surveillance and data breaches that compromise private health records.
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