Missouri attorney general to convene summit on phone hacking laws

Monday, July 25, 2011 | 7:33 a.m. CDT; updated 7:51 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 25, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Following a phone-hacking scandal in Great Britain, the Missouri attorney general is planning to convene a summit on security and privacy in electronic communications.

Attorney General Chris Koster said he requested an analysis of Missouri's current laws because of the controversy generated by media companies overseas that eavesdropped on voice mails. He said his initial analysis revealed a need to update state laws to keep pace with technology.

The Missouri summit will be held in October. Koster said participants will take testimony from law enforcement, advocacy groups, and citizens on such issues as phone hacking, email privacy, identity theft, and unauthorized GPS tracking.


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