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DEA Plans to Expand License Plate Surveillance Program

WASHINGTON (Oct. 4, 2018) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) plans to expand a surveillance program that tracks the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates. Continue reading DEA Plans to Expand License Plate Surveillance Program

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In Effect: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 19, 2018) – Today, a Nebraska law goes into effect that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. The new law also places 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 In Effect: Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (April 17, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts joint committee passed a bill that would limit access to, and retention and sharing of, data collected by automatic license plate readers. 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 Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Maryland House Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 15, 2018) – Yesterday, the Maryland House passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones without a court order and prohibit police from sweeping up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Maryland, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Maryland House Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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Rhode Island Bill Would Require Judicial Order for Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 1, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would require a judicial order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Rhode Island Bill Would Require Judicial Order for Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Yesterday, a  second Florida Senate committee approved a measure that would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Florida Committee Approves Measure to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Feb 2, 2018) – Yesterday, a Missouri House committee overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the law would not only protect privacy in Missouri, it will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Missouri Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying; Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Mississippi Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Florida Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan 4, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Florida Senate would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Florida, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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