SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 – On Monday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill which thwarts some of the effects of the growing surveillance state.
HB0128, which previously passed the state senate by a vote of 28-0 and the house by a vote of 71-2, makes any electronic data obtained by law enforcement without a warrant inadmissible in a criminal proceeding.
This includes data gathered by the NSA and shared through the super secret Special Operations Division (SOD) or fusion centers. The new law also stops Utah law enforcement from obtaining phone location data without a warrant. It reads, in part: