Bills to protect Maine residents’ privacy is outlined


A package of bills to protect the privacy rights of Maine residents amid the telecommunications boom is being outlined at the State House. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and lawmakers told a press conference Thursday that with Internet use almost unavoidable, people’s personal information is more vulnerable to ending up in the wrong hands. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is presenting several bills aimed at protecting that private information. Two of the bills require warrants before police can engage in cellphone tracking or before obtaining text messaging content.

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