Jun 142012
 
 June 14, 2012  Laws, Surveillance

Tony Romeo reports on a controversial wiretap bill working its way through the Pennsylvania legislature:

… opponents say the bill will greatly increase the surveillance capabilities of both government and civilians by, among other things, creating multiple exceptions to current law requiring the consent of all parties in a conversation in order to be recorded, such as when a person believes there’s a chance to get evidence of a serious crime.

“This a major addition to prosecutorial power,” Philadelphia Democrat Mark Cohen says. “And it’s a major erosion of privacy.”

The bill now goes to the Senate for its consideration.

Melissa Daniels reports that the House passed House Bill 2400 on Wednesday afternoon with a 145-to-52 vote.

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