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Walker: Utah Dropping Out of MATRIX

Walker: Utah Dropping Out of MATRIX

Posted - Mar. 26, 2004 at 12:01 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- She's already defending herself for saying no to several bills from the legislative session, now Governor Olene Walker is pulling Utah out of the multi state anti-terrorism information exchange or Matrix program.

In January, Walker postponed her decision about Utah's involvement in MATRIX until a review committee could take a closer look.

That 7-member committee decided Utah shouldn't be involved until adequate oversight could be established, something the legislature would likely weigh in on if MATRIX became an option in the future.

Walker agreed.

She says she understands law enforcement agencies need to share information regarding criminal activity, but adds the privacy and funding concerns were too great to ignore.

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