Michael Maharrey writes:
Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez placed the desires of law enforcement lobbyists over the privacy of her constituents and vetoed a bill known as the Electronic Communication Privacy Act. The bill would not only have protected privacy in New Mexico, but would have also hindered at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.
In her veto message, Martinez claimed the proposed law requiring police to get warrants or wiretap orders in most situations before accessing electronic data would “burden law enforcement officials.”
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