THE FRONTIER OF PRIVACY

THE FRONTIER OF PRIVACY

People on the western frontier have long cherished the freedom wide-open spaces affords and the right to simply be left alone. But as new frontiers of technology have emerged, so have new threats to these western values.

THE MISSION

Frontier of Privacy is an initiative to preserve the individual rights of all Montanans in the new frontiers opened by technology.

Frontier of Privacy will shine a light on government use of Montanan’s digital and biometric information and clear the path for reforms that balance protecting the rights of individuals while encouraging an environment of permissionless innovation.

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The reality of facial recognition in Montana

The reality of facial recognition in Montana

“It would be foolish to contend that the degree of privacy secured to citizens by the Fourth Amendment has been entirely unaffected by the advance of technology.  The question we confront today is what limits there are upon this power of technology to shrink the realm of guaranteed privacy.” – Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

By Tanner Avery

Poll: Privacy Protections Could Boost Cooperation with COVID Contact Tracing Efforts

Poll: Privacy Protections Could Boost Cooperation with COVID Contact Tracing Efforts

The Frontier Institute released a new public opinion survey finding only 65% of Montanans willing to cooperate with contact tracing efforts, with half of respondents expressing concern about sharing their private information with public health officials.