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A proposed bill could mean more protection of individual privacy.

February 14, 2000
By: Jessica Carter
State Capital Bureau

A Missouri legislator says that technology may be getting in the way of citizens' rights. Jessica Carter reports from Jefferson City.

Story:Carter
RunTime: 40sx
OutCue: I'm Jessica Carter.

St. Louis County Representative David Levin has proposed a bill that would protect the privacy of Missourians' doing business.

The bill would be called, The Personal Privacy Protection Act and would make it illegal to request fingerprints, retina scans and DNA tests from people conducting business or applying for employment.

Levin says he is concerned about where to draw the line between technological advancement and personal privacy.

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OutCue: needs to address these issues
Contents: (says that we are in an era where privacy and technology are clashing and the Legislature needs to do something to address these issues.)

The bill has gained support from both parties. From the State Capital, I'm Jessica Carter.