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Utah Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 13, 2019) –  On Tuesday, a Utah House committee passed a bill that 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 Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Florida Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 111, 2019) – Today, a Florida Senate committee passed a bill that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Florida, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Florida Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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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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Signed By the Governor: New Mexico Electronic Communications Privacy Act

SANTA FE, N.M. (Feb 5, 2019) – Yesterday, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law that limits the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications, and more broadly protects the privacy of electronic data. The new law will also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Signed By the Governor: New Mexico Electronic Communications Privacy Act

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Washington Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Feb. 4, 2019) – Last week, a Washington state Senate Committe passed a bill that would place stringent restrictions on the use of automatic license plate reader technologies (ALPRs) by state law enforcement agencies. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates. Continue reading Washington Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Wyoming Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Jan. 31. 2019) – A bill introduced in the Wyoming House would ban the warrantless collection of electronic data and the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Wyoming, it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Wyoming Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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New York Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2019) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would ban the warrantless collection of electronic data and the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading New York Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Washington Bills Would Ban the Warrantless Use of Facial Recognition Technology

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 29, 2019) – Bills introduced in the Washington state legislature would ban the warrantless use of facial recognition technology in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Washington state, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Washington Bills Would Ban the Warrantless Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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Hawaii Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Jan. 29, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant or court order in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Hawaii, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Hawaii Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 24, 2019) – On Monday, a New Mexico Senate committee unanimously approved a bill that would limit the warrantless use of stingray devices to track people’s location and sweep up electronic communications, and more broadly protect the privacy of electronic data. The proposed law would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance