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Montana leads the way in new-age privacy rights

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:00 am | Updated: 6:02 pm, Thu Jul 4, 2013.

Montana made history this spring after passing the first state law to prevent the government from spying on anyone in the state by tracking personal information stored in their electronic devices.

The new state law made Montana a pioneer in the age of electronic privacy rights by requiring state and local government entities to obtain a probable-cause warrant before remotely engaging personal electronic devices.

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