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South Carolina Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 27, 2018) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would limit the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in the state. The proposed 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 South Carolina Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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South Carolina Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina 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 South Carolinians to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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South Carolina Bill Would Ban Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 19, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the South Carolina House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications.The proposed law would not only protect privacy in South Carolina, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Tennessee and South Carolina Bills Would Open the Door to Armed Police Drones

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Dec. 23, 2015) – Passage of bills introduced in the South Carolina and Tennessee legislatures for the 2016 legislative session would likely lead to law enforcement agencies operating weaponized drones in those states.

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South Carolina Bill Would Restrict ALPRs; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

COLUMBIA S.C. (Dec. 7, 2015) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would completely ban the use of automatic license plate readers by law enforcement in the state. It would also throw 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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South Carolina Would Ban “Stingrays” in the State; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

COLUMBIA S.C. (Dec. 4, 2015) – A bill introduced in the South Carolina House would completely ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Palmetto State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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South Carolina Bill Would Ban “Material Support or Resources” to NSA

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Jan. 16, 2015) – A bill filed in South Carolina this week would not only support efforts to turn off NSA’s water in Utah, but would have practical effects on federal surveillance programs if passed.

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