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New Orleans Homeland Security Creates “Platinum” Spy on Your Neighbors Cam-Share Club

Looking for that special gift for your family this holiday season? Why not signup for New Orleans Homeland Security’s “Platinum” spy on your neighbors cam-share club? Continue reading New Orleans Homeland Security Creates “Platinum” Spy on Your Neighbors Cam-Share Club

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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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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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Privacy Localism Sweeping the Country as Cities and Counties Take Steps to Limit Surveillance

The Edward Snowden revelations shined a spotlight on the NSA and stirred up widespread outrage over warrantless surveillance. But Congress did nothing. In fact, it has extended surveillance “authority” and given federal agencies even more leeway to spy on Americans. But while D.C. politicians have shown little willingness rein in the ever-expanding surveillance state, activists have had more success addressing the issue at the local level. Continue reading Privacy Localism Sweeping the Country as Cities and Counties Take Steps to Limit 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