Privacy Blog

"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

New Hampshire Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment on Every Citizen’s Right to Privacy

In the recent referendum, 81 percent of New Hampshire’s voters voted to approve the addition of just 22 words to the state’s constitution:

“Right to Privacy: An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.”

10 other states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina and Washington—have similar provisions expressly referring to a right to privacy.

Details may be found in the National Conference Of State Legislatures Blog at:

Here is a message to the state legislatures of the other 39 states: “The entire country is look at you and expecting similar resolutions to protect the privacy of your state’s citizens.”

Categories: Legal Affairs

1 reply

  1. The amendment only refers to government intrusion. What about commercial or other non-governmental intrusion?


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