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

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 15, 2019) – A bill filed in the Mississippi House 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 Mississippi, but it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Mississippi Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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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 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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Rhode Island Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would prohibit “roadway surveillance,” including the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) without a warrant in most situations. 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 Rhode Island Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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Border Patrol and TSA Allowed to Secretly Spy on Everyone’s Social Media Accounts

The U.S. Border Patrol (CBP) and the TSA claim they need to secretly spy on everyone’s social media accounts so they can understand a person’s relationship with their friends, family and the government. Continue reading Border Patrol and TSA Allowed to Secretly Spy on Everyone’s Social Media Accounts

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Utah Bill Would Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the “Cloud,” Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 7, 2019) – A bill filed in the Utah House would require police to get a warrant before accessing data stored in the “cloud.” The proposed law would not only increase privacy protections in Utah; it would also hinder the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Utah Bill Would Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the “Cloud,” Help Hinder Federal Surveillance