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California Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance Dies in Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept 4, 2017) –  Last week, a bill that would have required all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology died in a California Assembly committee – at least for this year. Passage of the bill would have taken the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Michigan Bill Would Help Protect Electronic Privacy, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 31, 2017) – An electronic data protection bill introduced in the Michigan House 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 Michigan, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Passing Surveillance Laws Isn’t Enough; Communities Must Push for Compliance

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Aug. 30, 2017) – A recent Los Angeles Times review of documents relating to the use stingray devices submitted by California law enforcement agencies underscores that simply passing laws isn’t enough. Ensuring government agencies comply with legal requirements takes constant vigilance, pressure and activism.

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Now in Effect: Arizona Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Today, a new Arizona law that in most situations bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Arizona, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Taking First Step Toward Limiting the Surveillance State

SEATTLE (Aug. 1, 2017) – Yesterday, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance taking the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into the broader national surveillance state.

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Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 24, 2017) –  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.

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Now Law: New Hampshire Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (July 13, 2017) – Earlier this week, a bill that bans the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations became law without the governor’s signature. The new statute not only protects privacy in New Hampshire, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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St. Louis Ordinance Would Take First Step Toward Limiting the Surveillance State

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (July 3, 2017) – Passage of a proposed St. Louis ordinance would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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New York Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2017) –  Last week, a New York Assembly committee passed an 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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California Committee Approves Bill to End Unchecked Police Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2017) –  Yesterday, an important California Assembly committee passed a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies in the state to get local government approval before acquiring or using surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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