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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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Oregon Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 16, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would ban the warrantless use of stingray devices for location tracking or to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oregon Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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

SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A bill prefiled in the New Mexico Senate 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 Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Bill Filed in Florida Senate Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Jan. 3, 2018) – A bill filed in the Florida Senate 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 Bill Filed in Florida Senate Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Maryland Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Dec. 26, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the Maryland House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones without a court order and prohibit police from sweeping up electronic communications. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Maryland, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Maryland Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

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Texas Bills Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying and Location Tracking, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 20, 2018) – Two bills prefiled in the Texas House for the 2019 legislative session would ban warrantless location tracking and the use of stingray devices to sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The proposed laws would not only protect privacy in Texas, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Texas Bills Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying and Location Tracking, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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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