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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."

Friday, April 20, 2018
Providence Journal
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