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Oregon Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 16, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would ban the warrantless use of stingray devices for location tracking or to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oregon Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Mississippi Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 15, 2019) – A bill filed in the Mississippi House would ban the warrantless use of stingray devices for location tracking or to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Mississippi Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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New York Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly 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 New York Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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New Mexico Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A bill prefiled in the New Mexico 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 New Mexico Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Rhode Island Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would prohibit “roadway surveillance,” including the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) without a warrant in most situations. 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. Continue reading Rhode Island Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Utah Bill Would Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the “Cloud,” Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 7, 2019) – A bill filed in the Utah House 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 Bill Would Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the “Cloud,” Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Bill Filed in Florida Senate Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2018) – A bill filed in the Florida Senate 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 Bill Filed in Florida Senate Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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South Carolina Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 27, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would limit the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. The proposed 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. Continue reading South Carolina Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Dec. 26, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the Maryland House 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 Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 20, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Missouri 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 Missouri Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance