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Minnesota Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Spying

ST PAUL, Minn. (March 5, 2019) – Last week, a Minnesota House committee passed a bill that would limit warrantless drone surveillance. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level; it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Minnesota Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Spying

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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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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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New Line of Police Drones Will Instantly Upload Video to Massive Database

A company that developed a massive database for police body cameras has joined forces with the world’s biggest manufacturer of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles to sell surveillance drones to police departments. The data storage and sharing capabilities along with the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications create the potential for an invasive surveillance platform that would make Big Brother drool.  Continue reading New Line of Police Drones Will Instantly Upload Video to Massive Database

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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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Washington State Bill Takes on Drone Spying, Would Hinder Federal Surveillance State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would limit the 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.

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Washington State Bill Takes on Drone Spying, Would Also Hinder Federal Surveillance State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 13, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would limit the 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.

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To the Governor’s Desk: North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Take on Drone Spying

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 13, 2015) – The North Dakota House gave final approval to a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If signed by the governor, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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