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New Mexico Senate Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act 41-0

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SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Yesterday, the New Mexico Senate unanimously passed a bill known as the Electronic Data Privacy Act. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New Mexico, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Montana Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

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HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 23, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Montana legislature would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow Montanans to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Second New Mexico Committee Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act

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SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Last week, a second New Mexico Senate Committee passed a bill known as the Electronic Data Privacy Act. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New Mexico, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Warantless Stingray Spying Passes Committee

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CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 20, 2017) – A New Hampshire bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations unanimously passed an important committee last week. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in New Hampshire, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Missouri Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying Passes Committee

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Missouri bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations passed an important House committee this week. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in the Show Me State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Montana Bill to Ban Warrantless Collection of Electronic Data Passes House

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HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Montana bill that would ban warrantless collection of data from an electronic device in most situations unanimously passed the House yesterday. Final passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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New Hampshire House Initially Approves Bill Taking on Warrantless Drone Spying

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CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, the New Hampshire House gave initial approval to a bill that would restrict the warrantless or weaponized use of drones by law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire House Gives Initial Approval to Bill to End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

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CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 15, 2017) –Today, the New Hampshire House gave initial approval to a bill that would ban “material support or resources” to warrantless federal spying. The vote was 199-153.

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Montana House Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Today, a Montana bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates, overwhelmingly passed the full House.

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