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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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Virginia Bill Would Restrict Police Access to Historical Location Data, Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A Virginia bill would end warrantless collection of a person’s historical location data. The legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder some federal surveillance programs.

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