Andy Hoover of the ACLU of Pennsylvania writes:
On Dec. 6, in two separate and unrelated moves, both the Pennsylvania Senate and the state House of Representatives moved legislation to collect more personal data from Pennsylvanians. The Senate passed Senate Bill 775, legislation to collect DNA from people who have not been convicted of a crime, and the House Human Services Committee moved House Bill 1651, a bill to create a new database of all prescriptions given for drugs that are on schedules two through five of the federal law on controlled substances.
Both bills increase the amount of personal information our government collects from us. Unfortunately, the government’s appetite for our personal data is insatiable.
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