Philip A. Janquart reports:
Lawmakers are rewriting a privacy amendment to the Wyoming Constitution to address concerns that the state might release information about private citizens – or use state employees’ “privacy protections” to hide government abuse.
Lawmakers were back at the drawing board in Casper last week after the Legislature rejected a bill that failed to address the delicate balance.
The amendment as written states that individual privacy is “essential to the well-being of a free society and shall not be infringed without the showing of a compelling state interest.” It would provide “individuals” constitutional protections against disclosure of personal information.
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