July 16, 2010

Statement On The Governor's Signing Of A Bill Limiting Law Enforcement From Databanking Personal Information On Individuals Not Charged With Crimes

I want to thank Governor Paterson for signing this bill into law. It is important that we protect the privacy rights of innocent New Yorkers by not keeping databases with the personal information of people who have not been charged with a crime. I applaud Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries for his leadership and dedication on this issue and for sponsoring this legislation, which strikes the proper balance between public safety and individual rights.