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Florida State Panel Defeats a Proposal to Narrow the Right to Privacy in the State Constitution

All Florida residents who believe in the right to privacy won a significant battle in the state legislature recently.

In a 4-2 vote, the Judicial Committee of the state Constitution Revision Commission rejected a measure (Proposal 22) from Commissioner John Stemberger of Orlando that would have changed the Constitution to say people have a right to be free from governmental intrusion “with respect to privacy of information and the disclosure thereof.” That wording was an example of legislative double-talk. The measure would have increased government intrusion, not reduce it.

For background information, see the earlier article here in the Privacy Blog at:

For information about the latest action by the Judicial Committee of the state Constitution Revision Commission, see the article by Lloyd Dunkelberger of the News Service of Florida at

Categories: Legal Affairs

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