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Minnesota Bill Would Put Electronic Communication and Data Privacy Amendment on the Ballot

ST PAUL, Minn. (Feb. 6, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Minnesota House would give voters an opportunity to put the privacy of their “electronic communications and data” on the same level as “persons, houses, papers and effects” in the state constitution. If ultimately passed, it would also hinder the growth of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Minnesota Bill Would Put Electronic Communication and Data Privacy Amendment on the Ballot

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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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N.Y. Assembly Bill Takes on Bulk Warrantless Data Collection and Stingray Spying; Would Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2017) – A New York electronic data protection bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant 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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Kansas Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection; Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

TOPEKA, Kansas (March 2, 2016) – A Kansas electronic data protection bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Kansas, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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