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To the Governor: Utah Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 14, 2019) –  Yesterday, the Utah House gave final approval to a bill that 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 To the Governor: Utah Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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Utah Committee Passes Bill to Bar Police from Forcing a Person to Use Their Biometric Data to Open an Electronic Device

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 13, 2019) – Last Friday, a Utah House committee passed a bill that would prohibit police from using a person’s biometric data to gain access to their electronic device. The bill would not only privacy in Utah; it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Continue reading Utah Committee Passes Bill to Bar Police from Forcing a Person to Use Their Biometric Data to Open an Electronic Device

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Utah Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 13, 2019) –  On Tuesday, a Utah House committee passed a bill that 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 Committee Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Access to Information in the Cloud, Help Hinder Federal Surveillance

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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

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Bill to Turn Off Water to Utah NSA Facility Clears Important Political Hurdle

SALT LAKE CITY – A bill that would prohibit the state of Utah from providing material support or resources to the NSA cleared an important political hurdle last week.

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Press Release: Utah Bill Would Turn Off Water to NSA Data Center

For immediate release: Jan. 26, 2015

Utah state Rep. Marc Roberts has introduced a bill that would deny critical state supplied resources, like water, to the NSA data center in Bluffdale, and legislators in six other states have introduced similar legislation.

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AP Gets It Part Right, Part Wrong on Utah/Nevada Water Story

recent Associated Press story on our efforts to shut down the NSA in Utah got a lot of things right, except for the most important part. The article infers that a similar effort in Nevada to shut down a federal nuclear waste dump failed.

Continue reading AP Gets It Part Right, Part Wrong on Utah/Nevada Water Story