Privacy advocates scored another win after 75 percent of Missouri voters chose in Tuesday’s primary election to amend their state constitution to protect electronic privacy rights.
As clocks in Missouri neared midnight and over 97 percent of precincts reported their results, the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri tweeted out in confidence, “It’s safe to go to bed.”
The amendment ascribes the same privacy protections to residents’ electronic communications and data as to their homes and physical belongings, including requiring law enforcement to have probable cause before even attempting to obtain a warrant to search through a person’s email, text messages and private Facebook posts.
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