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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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Michigan House Committee Approves State Privacy Amendment with National Implications

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 26, 2017) – Yesterday, a Michigan House committee unanimously passed a resolution that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state.

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Minnesota Bill Takes on Warrantless Stingray Spying and Data Collection; Would Also Hinder Federal Surveillance

ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 24, 2017) –  A bill introduced in the Minnesota Senate would limit warrantless electronic data collection in the state. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Minnesota, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Two Montana Bills Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection Pass House Committee 19-0

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 2, 2017) – Two bills that would together ban warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations unanimously passed an important Montana House committee yesterday. Final passage of the legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (May 9, 2016) – The Vermont legislature has passed a sweeping bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state. If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement. Continue reading To the Governor’s Desk: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs