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Senate Candidate John Bohlinger Introduces Amendment to Protect Digital Privacy

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Today John Bohlinger a candidate for the Senate seat introduced a Montana Constitutional Amendment to protect digital privacy, Joe Moeller brings us more from Helena.

Tuesday morning at the Montana State Capitol Building former Lt. Governor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, John Bohlinger, filed an initiative to amend the Montana Constitution to protect digital privacy.

"To explicitly prohibit the warrant less governmental intrusion in our telephone and Internet communications." says John Bohlinger.

Bohlinger filed on what happens to be World Human Rights day and the day after some of the worlds leading Internet companies like AOL, Google, and Microsoft state that it is time for regulation on government surveillance of individuals and access to their information.

"These companies and I understand that governments need to take action to protect citizens safety and security. " continues Bohlinger.

Signature gathering efforts for this amendment will be ran through Bohlingers Senate campaign over the next few months.

"We think that it is structural a better idea for our campaign to be out showing people John Bohlingers values at the ballot box and collecting the signatures." says Bob Brigham, Campaign Senior Advisor. 

The amendment will expand protection to digital platforms like telephone and Internet communication.

"The federal government needs to follow suite and I think we can be a model for a change on the federal level." says Bohlinger.

From the Secretary of States office the submitted amendment will go under a review in Legislative council, then to the office of the Attorney General and if and when approved will be ready for signatures.


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