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 January 21, 2016  Laws, Surveillance

Stuart Dyson reports:

Lawmakers in Santa Fe are working with other states to better protect your digit privacy from police – making sure investigators can’t just go through your phone or computer whenever they want.

If the bipartisan electronic privacy bill makes it into the law books, officers will need a search warrant to look through your phone or computer.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014 police need a warrant to search any cell phone.

But lawmakers say the current law is unclear when it comes to cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices where personal information is stored. Two lawmakers want to clear up when a warrant is needed.

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