Electronic Privacy Amendment Passes Easily

Published 08/06 2014 08:38AM

Updated 08/06 2014 09:22AM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) An amendment that protects the privacy of electronic communications passes easily during Tuesday's primary election.

Voters passed Amendment 9 with 75 percent of the vote.

The passage means law enforcement will now need a search warrant to look through text messages and e-mails.

St. Joseph state Senator Rob Schaaf helped write the amendment.

He says the vote sends a strong message about the right for privacy.

"Today's overwhelming support for Amendment 9 reflects Missourians emotions that they feel about the erosion of their electronic privacy. People are upset and they spoke with a loud voice," said Schaaf.

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