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State police again seek free access to records

July 18, 2007

The state police have again drawn fire from privacy advocates by seeking legislation that would let them obtain Rhode Islanders' telephone and Internet records without a warrant or other review by the courts...

"It speaks directly to 'local and long-distance connection records,' " said Kevin Bankston, a lawyer with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based organization devoted to free speech, privacy and other individual rights. That "clearly would reach phone records."

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