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California Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish Local Control Likely Dead in Assembly Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug 20, 2018) –  A California Assembly committee has effectively killed a bill that would have increased oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. 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. Continue reading California Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish Local Control Likely Dead in Assembly Committee

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In Effect: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 19, 2018) – Today, a Nebraska law goes into effect that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. The new law also places 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 In Effect: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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In Effect: Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 14, 2018) – Today, a Kentucky law went into effect requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading In Effect: Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

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California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 20, 2018) –  Yesterday, a California Assembly committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement 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. Continue reading California Committee Passes Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

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In Effect: Michigan Law Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (June 17, 2018) – A new law banning “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. 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 In Effect: Michigan Law Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

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Signed into Law: Tennessee Bill Revises Law on Drone Surveillance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 5, 2018) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill making changes to the state’s laws on drone surveillance. The new law tightens up some aspects of the current law, but relaxes provisions relating to data retention. Continue reading Signed into Law: Tennessee Bill Revises Law on Drone Surveillance

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Proposed St. Louis Ordinance Would Create Oversight and Transparency for Surveillance Programs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (May 21, 2018) – The St. Louis City Board of Alderman will consider a local ordinance that would the stage to limit the acquisition and use of spy gear by law enforcement and other city agencies. The proposed law would also help limit the impact of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Proposed St. Louis Ordinance Would Create Oversight and Transparency for Surveillance Programs

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TAC Signs Letter Supporting Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2018) – The Tenth Amendment Center has joined a diverse group of organizations supporting a California bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement 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. Continue reading TAC Signs Letter Supporting Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish Local Control

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California Committee Approves Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2018) –  Last week, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement 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. Continue reading California Committee Approves Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control