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New Hampshire Senate Votes to Continue Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

CONCORD, N.H. (May 25, 2017) – The New Hampshire Senate killed a bill that would have banned “material support or resources” to warrantless federal spying.

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (May 18, 2017) – Today, the New Hampshire Senate passed a 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. 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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Michigan House Unanimously Approves Electronic Data Privacy Amendment

LANSING, Mich. (May 17, 2017) – Today, the Michigan House unanimously passed a proposal to put “electronic data and communications” on the same level as “persons, houses, papers, and possessions” in the state constitution.

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Massachusetts Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance; Hinder Federal Spy-State

BOSTON, Mass. (May 12, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Massachusetts Senate would limit the warrantless use of surveillance drones. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Massachusetts Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance; Hinder Federal Spy-State

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Missouri House Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (May 12, 2017) – Yesterday, the Missouri House passed a 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.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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Massachusetts Bills Would Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (May 10, 2017) – Bills introduced in the Massachusetts House and Senate would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state. Passage into law would also 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.

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Final Missouri Committee Approves Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (May 10, 2017) – Today, a final Missouri House committee passed a 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. 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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New York Bill Would Help Protect Privacy, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2017) –  A New York electronic data protection bill would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant, and end warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed By Governor: Montana Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (May 4, 2017) – Yesterday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock  signed a bill to require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. The new law will not only increase privacy protections in the state, it will also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (May 3, 2017) – Yesterday, a Missouri House committee passed a 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. 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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