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Tester Digs In On Right To Privacy


Sen. Jon Tester says Montanans have the right to know if the federal government is spying on them, his office reports.

Tester is backing legislation to require the government to release more data about the type and amount of private information it is collecting under the Patriot Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). His bill also lets private companies – like Google and Microsoft – publicly disclose what kinds of information the government forces them to collect.

“Montanans have the right to know if they’re being spied on,” said Tester, who recently gave a spe...

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