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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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New York Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, NY (Jan. 21, 2019)- A bill introduced in the New York Senate 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 New York Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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New York Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly 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 New York Bill Would Limit Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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New York Bill Would Limit ALPRs, Hinder National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York 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. Continue reading New York Bill Would Limit ALPRs, Hinder National License Plate Tracking Program

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New York Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 5, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow New Yorkers to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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New York Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2017) –  Last week, a New York Assembly committee passed an electronic data protection bill would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant, and end warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New York Bill Would Help Protect Privacy, Thwart Some Federal Surveillance

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 9, 2017) –  A New York electronic data protection bill would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant, and end warrantless collection of cell phone data in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New York Bill Would Limit ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 25, 2017) – A bill introduced in the New York 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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