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Privacy protection bill up for Indiana House vote

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A bill that would restrict law enforcement access to surveillance drones, GPS trackers and unwarranted cellphone searches is up for a vote before Indiana lawmakers.

The Indiana House is set to vote on the bill Monday. The measure would prevent law enforcement from operating unmanned aircraft, requesting passwords for electronic data or using real-time tracking devices without first obtaining court orders.

The legislation comes amid growing concern over the National Security Agency's access to citizens' phone and Internet records.

Critics say the bill's provisions could unnecessarily complicate police work.

If passed by the House, the bill still would need approval from the Senate and Gov. Mike Pence before becoming law.

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  • And Yet...
    And yet, our Legislators and our Governor feel that it's perfectly within their right to know what goes on in the bedrooms of our citizens, and to rule from on high regarding this???
  • American citizens are not the enemy
    Any politician who looks at the American people with suspicion does not deserve to hold office and must be voted out. Terrorists win when our privacy and freedom are stripped from us. Say no to oppressive police states.
  • SAY NO!!
    Say NO to illegal monitoring and data collection. Already have a enough of this violation of civil rights with promise of "catching" more terrorist and dangerous criminals. Quit punishing the public for criminals.

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