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New York Bill Would Help Protect Privacy, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2017) –  A New York electronic data protection bill 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 New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed By Governor: Montana Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (May 4, 2017) – Yesterday, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock  signed a bill to require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. The new law will not only increase privacy protections in the state, it will also hinder one practical aspect of federal surveillance programs.

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Back to the Governor: Montana House Gives Final Approval to Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (April 14, 2017) – On Wednesday, the Montana House gave final approval to the governor’s proposed amendments to a bill that would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. If signed into law, 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: Montana Legislature Approves Bill to Ban Warrantless Collection of Electronic Data

HELENA, Mont. (April 3, 2017) – On Saturday, the Montana House gave final approval to a bill that would ban warrantless collection of data from an electronic device in most situations. If signed by Gov. Steve Bullock, 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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Michigan Ballot Measure to Help Protect Electronic Data from Warrantless Spying Passes Committee

LANSING, Mich. (March 22, 2017) – Yesterday, a Michigan House committee 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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To the Governor: Montana Passes Bill Taking on Warrantless Electronic Data Collection

HELENA, Mont. (March 16, 2017) – Today, the Montana House gave final approval to a bill that would require police to get a warrant in order to obtain electronic communication information from service providers in most cases. 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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Massachusetts Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

BOSTON, Mass. (March 10, 2017) – A Massachusetts bill would generally prohibit the warrantless use of stingray devices and the collection of electronic data stored by service providers. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Massachusetts, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New Mexico Senate Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act 41-0

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Yesterday, the New Mexico Senate unanimously passed a bill known as the Electronic Data Privacy Act. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New Mexico, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Second New Mexico Committee Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Last week, a second New Mexico Senate Committee passed a bill known as the Electronic Data Privacy Act. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New Mexico, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Montana Bill to Ban Warrantless Collection of Electronic Data Passes House

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 16, 2017) – A Montana bill that would ban warrantless collection of data from an electronic device in most situations unanimously passed the House 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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