Missouri lawmakers back electronic privacy efforts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have endorsed proposals aimed at bolstering privacy protections for electronic communications, public school students and library records.

Lawmakers approved several measures dealing with electronic privacy during the annual session that ended this month. Two bills are heading to Gov. Jay Nixon and a constitutional amendment will appear on the August ballot.

The constitutional amendment would add electronic communications and data to existing protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.

One bill would bar school districts from requiring students to use IDs with radio frequency identification to monitor or track students. Another measure would protect from disclosure library records about a patron's use of e-books and digital materials.


Constitutional amendment is SJR27

Student tracking bill is SB523

Library records bill is HB1085

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