On Monday, a bipartisan group of legislators and a large coalition of stakeholders held a press conference for the “My Data, My Life” constitutional amendment. The amendment would add a specific provision in the Minnesota constitution for electronic data and information. As data privacy continues to be a hot topic both locally and nationally, many people are concerned about civil liberties and this new privacy rights issue.
The amendment is “providing the right of citizens to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures from electronic communications data.” Supporters of the amendment believe this is one more layer of protection that Minnesota’s citizens can have to be protected from unlawful intrusion into their lives while opponents of the amendment believe these protections are already in place. (S.F. 32)