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Senators Introduce Privacy Bill

PRIVACY LAW—GUAM

May 18, 2010

Lawmakers in Guam have introduced The Guam Privacy Protection Act, reports KUAM News. Senators Ray Tenorio (R) and Adolpho Palacios (D) say the bill will mirror the federal Privacy Protection Act of 1980, which regulates newsroom searches. Bill 398 comes on the heels of an incident last week involving the Guam Police Department's search of a KUAM newsroom. "This local statute...would actually provide for a penalty--not just disallow what was obtained during a search in a newsroom," Palacios said. According to Tenorio, violators will face civil and criminal penalties. The bill provides for third-degree felony charges.
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