Mar 172010
 
 March 17, 2010  Court, Surveillance

John Curran reports:

The ACLU of Vermont is suing the state after unsuccessfully seeking to find out whether police agencies are using cell phone tracking technology to keep tabs on people’s whereabouts.

The state Attorney General refused public records requests by ACLU seeking information about the practice, saying that information is exempt from public records statutes.

So the ACLU filed suit Monday in Washington Superior Court, asking a judge to force the state to produce documents under the Public Records Act.

“The attorney general’s behavior here is a real breach of trust,” said Allen Gilbert, executive director. “The Public Records Act specifically requires public agencies to explain the factual basis for denying a request.”

Read more in the Brattleboro Reformer.

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