Posted on

Lincoln Partnership with CLEAR Airport Program Likely Feeding Biometric Information into Federal Databases

Buy a new Lincoln automobile and the company will help you get your information entered massive federal biometric database for free.

Continue reading Lincoln Partnership with CLEAR Airport Program Likely Feeding Biometric Information into Federal Databases

Posted on

Warning: TSA Facial Recognition Plan Likely to Become Part of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

WASHINGTON (Dec. 6, 2017) – The federal government plans to use a TSA program advertised as a way to avoid lines at airport security checkpoints to harvest photos and other biometric information that will ultimately end up in multiple federal databases.

Continue reading Warning: TSA Facial Recognition Plan Likely to Become Part of Growing Biometric Surveillance System

Posted on

New Montana Law Limits ALPR Use, Will Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Sept. 30, 2017) – Tomorrow, a Montana law that limits the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state goes into effect. The new law will 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 New Montana Law Limits ALPR Use, Will Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Posted on

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

HELENA, Mont. (March 17, 2017) – Yesterday, an important Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. 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 Montana Senate Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Posted on

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 2, 2017) – Today, A Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by law enforcement agencies using Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state, and 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 Committee Passes Missouri Bill to Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

Posted on

Minnesota Law Enforcement Uses Loophole to Avoid Stringent Warrant Requirements for Location Tracking

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Dec. 21, 2016) – A report released by the Minnesota court system reveals police in the state take advantage of a loophole created by overlapping laws to circumvent strict restrictions on obtaining location tracking information from electronic devices.

Continue reading Minnesota Law Enforcement Uses Loophole to Avoid Stringent Warrant Requirements for Location Tracking

Posted on

Rhode Island Law Bans Warrantless Location Tracking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Sept. 8, 2016) – Under a new law passed during the last legislative session, police in Rhode Island must now obtain a warrant before obtaining location information from electronic devices in most situations. The new law not only protects privacy in Rhode Island, but also takes an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state.

Continue reading Rhode Island Law Bans Warrantless Location Tracking

Posted on

Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (April 21, 2016) – Yesterday, a Louisiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would require a court 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 Louisiana House Committee Passes Bill to Limit Stingray Use; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

Posted on

Illinois Senate Votes 57-0 to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 19, 2016) – The Illinois Senate unanimously 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. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in the Illinois, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

Continue reading Illinois Senate Votes 57-0 to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program