- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A proposal to add personal privacy protections to the Wyoming Constitution could be back in the legislature next session.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1HkIMUX ) that lawmakers will meet next week to discuss whether to try again to pass a measure that would add a right-to-privacy clause to the constitution.

The proposed amendment would bar the state from infringing upon that right “without the showing of a compelling state interest.” The resolution drafted by the Legislature’s Digital Information Privacy Task Force was defeated in January by a 17-13 vote.

If the group does recommend the proposal, it would next go before the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee. That group would then decide whether to sponsor the proposal for the 2016 session.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com

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