Missouri voters have decided to bolster legal protection of electronic communications through a state constitutional amendment on digital privacy. Amendment 9 was approved as voters went to the polls Tuesday.
The Aug. 5 ballot measure known as Amendment 9 would require police to obtain a warrant before searching or seizing “electronic communications and data.”
A bill to add the Privacy Amendment to the Missouri Constitution is on the ballot in August.
A Missouri lawmaker is proposing a state constitutional amendment intended to cut down on the government’s ability to get data about people’s phone calls.