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

BOSTON, Mass. (March 26, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts House committee passed a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by 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 Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Massachusetts Committee Passes Two Bills to Limit Police Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 27, 2018) – A Massachusetts joint committee has passed two bills that would limit the warrantless use of surveillance drones. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Massachusetts Committee Passes Two Bills to Limit Police Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

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Massachusetts Committee Approves Bill to Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2018) – Today, a Massachusetts committee passed a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by 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 Massachusetts Committee Approves Bill to Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Massachusetts Committee Hold Hearing on Bills to Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 1, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts committee held a hearing on three bills that would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by 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 Massachusetts Committee Hold Hearing on Bills to Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Massachusetts Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance; Hinder Federal Spy-State

BOSTON, Mass. (May 12, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Massachusetts Senate would limit the warrantless use of surveillance drones. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Massachusetts Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance; Hinder Federal Spy-State

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Massachusetts Bills Would Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (May 10, 2017) – Bills introduced in the Massachusetts House and Senate would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by 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.

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Massachusetts Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

BOSTON, Mass. (March 10, 2017) – A Massachusetts bill would generally prohibit the warrantless use of stingray devices and the collection of electronic data stored by service providers. Final passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Massachusetts, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Proposed Cambridge Privacy Ordinance Would Take First Step Toward Limiting Surveillance State

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Dec. 7, 2016) – The Cambridge city council will consider an ordinance that would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Massachusetts House Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (May 26, 2016) – A Massachusetts House committee has 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.

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