Bill would address warrantless eavesdropping

Two senators plan to introduce legislation that would bar state officials and agencies from helping the National Security Agency secretly eavesdrop on Alaskans' private communications without a warrant.

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JUNEAU- Two senators plan to introduce legislation that would bar state officials and agencies from helping the National Security Agency secretly eavesdrop on Alaskans' private communications without a warrant.

The bill, from Sens. Bill Wielechowski and John Coghill, would also apply to corporate contractors, according to a release.
The bill is expected to be introduced in the coming days.
Wielechowski, in the release, said widespread, indiscriminant information-gathering by government agencies violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Coghill says the bill would ensure that Alaska "does not participate in behavior that endangers our most basic and essential rights."
This would be the latest proposal related to privacy. Legislation has also been introduced that would limit use of drones by law enforcement.