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Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2017) – Yesterday, the Kentucky House unanimously passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. Final passage of this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

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Michigan House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (Jan. 17, 2018) – Today, the Michigan House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying.

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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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Missouri Bill Would Ban Warantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Missouri House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the law would not only protect privacy in Missouri, it will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Virginia Bill Would Restrict Police Access to Historical Location Data, Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A Virginia bill would end warrantless collection of a person’s historical location data. The legislation would not only increase privacy protections in the state, it would also hinder some federal surveillance programs.

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Mississippi Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

JACKSON, Miss. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Mississippi House would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Mississippi, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Washington State Bill Takes on Drone Spying, Would Hinder Federal Surveillance State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 15, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would limit the 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.

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Vermont Bill Would Ban “Material Support” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 12, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Vermont House would ban material support and resources for warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Vermont, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance.

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Kentucky Committee Passes Bill That Would Place Limits on Drones, Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2017) – On Wednesday, a Kentucky House committee approved a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. Final passage of this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Washington State Bill Would Ban Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Washington state House would end state cooperation with warrantless federal spying. Passage of the legislation would not only help protect privacy in Washington, it would help hinder unconstitutional federal surveillance. Continue reading Washington State Bill Would Ban Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs