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DIGITAL PRIVACY PROTECTIONS EYED BY HOUSE'S TRUMP WORKING GROUP

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 16, 2017.....House lawmakers tasked specifically with responding to Trump-era policies from Washington honed in on internet privacy Tuesday after Congress and President Donald Trump teamed up to roll back regulatory protections prohibiting internet providers from selling browser histories and other personal data.

A House working group, which House Majority Leader Ron Mariano referred to as "The Therapy Committee," signaled its intention to recommend one bill (H 2332) filed by Rep. Sarah Peake that would require state law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing any electronic communications, files, or location or browsing data.


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