GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

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Law enforcement is taking advantage of outdated privacy laws to track Americans like never before. New technologies can record your every movement, revealing detailed information about how you choose to live your life. Without the right protections in place, the government can gain access to this information—and your private life—with disturbing ease.

As long as it is turned on, your mobile phone registers its position with cell towers every few minutes, whether or not the phone is in use. Since mobile carriers are retaining location data on their customers, government officials—often without a warrant from a judge—can obtain detailed personal information about you by accessing your location.

“The right of the people to privacy is recognized and shall not be infringed. The legislature shall implement this section.”

Article 1, Section 22 of the Alaska Constitution.