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Connecticut State Senate passes cell phone privacy bill

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – The Connecticut Senate unanimously passed a bill requiring police to provide necessary evidence in order to get a court order to track someone’s cell phone information.

According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Connecticut, the state Senate passed the bill H.B. 5640 “An Act Concerning Compelled Disclosure of Cellular and Telephone Records” Wednesday evening. The bill was already passed by the house and now awaits action from Governor Malloy.

According to officials, the would would require police to demonstrate evidence that a person has committed or will commit a crime in order to receive a court order to track someone’s cellphone information, require police to obtain permission before using  phone trackers, and require police to notify people by mail that they have been tracked.

“It is hard to imagine a space that contains more personal information than our cellphones, and police should not be able to access them without court permission. It is critical for our laws to uphold liberty, justice, privacy, and freedom from baseless searches, while also keeping up with advances in technology. The ACLU of Connecticut is glad to see that the legislature took up the call to do just that,” David McGuire, Legislative and Policy Director and Interim Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut.

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