Missouri voters have decided to bolster legal protection of electronic communications through a state constitutional amendment on digital privacy.
Amendment 9 was approved as voters went to the polls Tuesday. The electronic privacy measure was one of five proposed state constitutional amendments on the ballot.
The amendment requires police to obtain warrants before searching or seizing “electronic communications and data,” such as cellphones, emails and computer flash drives.
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This is great news, and the bipartisan support shows that privacy can be a nonpartisan issue.
And maybe if more states follow suit, Congress will get off its ass and reform ECPA and other laws concerning our digital privacy rights.
Update: the amendment passed with 75% of the vote statewide.