Utah Moves Forward On Plans To Let Attorney General Have All Sorts Of Info On Internet Users With No Judicial Oversight
from the and-this-won't-be-abused? dept
Of course, the politicians supporting this claim that it's necessary to keep people safe:
"If we charge our law-enforcement folks with trying to protect us and trying to catch these people," [sponsor of the bill, Rep. Brad] Daw said, "we need to always be trying to review the capabilities these criminals have and the tools technology gives to them and make sure we have adequate tools in place."Except that makes no sense. Prosecutors could get a judge to grant a subpoena already. Why do they need to do this with no judicial review? This isn't about protecting people and catching criminals. You already had a process to do that. It's just that it had oversight. So what's the excuse for taking away the oversight?