SF AG Shepherds Witness ID Protection Bill to Signature by Governor

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 16, 2009

Kate Mosher in The Recorder: “Under a bill signed into law by the governor this week and sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, prosecutors hope witnesses in the state’s relocation program will be harder to find through Internet searching. Gang members have targeted witnesses through Internet search engines even when witnesses weren’t aware their personal information was online, said Sen. Mark Leno, who authored SB 748, which was signed Sunday. The new law goes after people or agencies that disclose phone numbers, addresses or other identifying information of protected witnesses.”

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