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To Protect Privacy, Utah Attorney General Gives Away Some of His Power

05 March 2014 Published in The ACLU of Utah Activist

In February 2014, the attorney general for the state of Utah did something remarkable, something that law enforcement officials hardly ever do: He willingly gave away some of his power.

The power was too great, he said, and the potential for abuse too serious. Furthermore, the AG argued, the broad, unaccountable power was not needed to protect the public.


By Kade Crockford, Director, ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty