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Last updated: Tue. Feb. 11, 2014 - 01:46 pm EDT

Indiana bills seek to shelter digital privacy

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers fed up with the National Security Agency scandal and other government snooping are pushing bills that would ban high-tech searches of cellphones, computer tablets and other digital devices without a warrant.

Two bills that would protect Hoosiers from illegal electronic eavesdropping remain alive at the Statehouse. Another bill that would have made warrantless digital searches a felony died in a Senate committee.

A bill sponsored by Rep. Eric Koch of Bedford covers a wide range of digital devices, ranging from email to police drones.

Sen. Brent Waltz of Greenwood has proposed prohibiting police from extracting data from motorists' cellphones without a warrant or probable cause.


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