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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Feb. 28, 2019) – On Tuesday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that 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 Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Oklahoma Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Jan. 23, 2019) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate 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 the Sooner State, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oklahoma Bill Would Limit Warrantless Electronic Data Collection, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Feb 14, 2018) – Yesterday, an Oklahoma Senate committee unanimously passed a bill that 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 the Sooner State, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oklahoma Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Oklahoma Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Protect Their Privacy

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Jan. 31, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Oklahoma House would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses without penalty. Passage of this bill would enable Oklahomans to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Oklahoma Bill Would Ban Warntless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Jan. 30, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma Senate 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 the Sooner State, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Oklahoma Bill Would Ban Warntless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Oklahoma Bill Would Allow People to Opt Out of Smart Meters; Undermine Federal Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 23, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Oklahoma House would ensure utility customers could opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of the bill would allow Oklahomans to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Two Oklahoma Law Enforcement Agencies Possess Stingrays; State Legislation Needed to Limit Use

Two Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have acquired or used devices to track and collect information from cellphones. This demonstrates the need for state legislation to limit their use.

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

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 15, 2016) – Yesterday, the Oklahoma House passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement 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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Oklahoma House Subcommittee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OKLAHOMA CITY (April 1, 2016) – On Thursday, an Oklahoma House subcommittee passed a bill that would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement 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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