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To the Governor: Utah Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 14, 2019) –  Yesterday, the Utah House gave final approval to a bill that would require police to get a warrant before accessing data stored in the “cloud.” The proposed law would not only increase privacy protections in Utah; it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading To the Governor: Utah Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 13, 2019) – Yesterday, a Missouri House committee passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Vermont Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

MONTPELIER, Vt. (March 13, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Vermont House would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Continue reading Vermont Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Minnesota Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Spying

ST PAUL, Minn. (March 5, 2019) – Last week, a Minnesota House committee passed a bill that would limit warrantless drone surveillance. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level; it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Minnesota Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Spying

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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Feb. 28, 2019) – On Tuesday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications and more broadly protect the privacy of electronic data. The proposed law would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 26, 2019) –  A bill introduced in the Pennsylvania House 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 Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Pennsylvania Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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Maryland House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 21, 2019) – Last week, a Maryland House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones without a court order and prohibit police from sweeping up electronic communications. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Maryland, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Maryland House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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Minnesota Bills Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 20, 2019) – Bills filed in the Minnesota House and Senate would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications and more broadly protect the privacy of electronic data. The proposed law would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Minnesota Bills Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Utah Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 13, 2019) –  On Tuesday, a Utah House committee passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before accessing data stored in the “cloud.” The proposed law would not only increase privacy protections in Utah; it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Utah Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Florida Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 111, 2019) – Today, a Florida Senate committee passed a bill that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Florida, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Florida Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance