Apr 082016
 

Celeste Bott reports:

State lawmakers are confronting what has become a common problem in the digital age: How to provide law enforcement with the tools to investigate online threats and cybercrimes while also making sure privacy and free speech are safeguarded.

Lawmakers are considering a series of new bills aimed at giving police more power to investigate online crimes and also to tap into technology to hold people accountable for posting video of crimes.

One measure would ban juveniles charged with a crime from having access to their social media accounts. In addition, those individuals would be required to turn over access to their accounts to police.

So they’re guilty until proven innocent AND have to give up their passwords so their own material can be used against them in a court of law?

Anyone care to raise any constitutional concerns here?

Read more on Chicago Tribune.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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