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Vermont Bill Would End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb. 24, 2017) – 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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Now In Effect: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Law Will Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Oct. 1 2016) – A sweeping new law that establishes robust privacy protections in Vermont went into effect today. It not only limits warrantless surveillance and helps ensure electronic privacy in the Green Mountain State, it will also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.

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Signed By Governor: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Will Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (June 10, 2016) – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a sweeping bill that establishes robust privacy protections in the state into law. It not only limits warrantless surveillance and helps ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, it will also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (May 9, 2016) – The Vermont legislature has passed a sweeping bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state. If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement. Continue reading To the Governor’s Desk: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

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Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes State Senate; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 15, 2016) – A sweeping Vermont bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state passed Senate Thursday. If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

The legislation would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, generally prohibit police from obtaining electronic data from service providers without a warrant or judicially issued subpoena, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the Vermont.

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Vermont Privacy Bill Would Limit Drone Surveillance, Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Dec. 17, 2015) – A privacy bill prefiled in the Vermont Senate would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the state. 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 Mandating Transparency on Military Transfers Passes the House

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Apr. 30, 2015) – A bill taking a small first step against federal programs militarizing local police by requiring transparency was passed by the Vermont state House last week.

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Vermont Bill to Restrict ALPRs And Drones Passes 2 Senate Committees

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Mar 21, 2015) – A bill that would put strict limitations on tracking and surveillance through the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), and would impact some federal programs, passed unanimously through two Vermont state Senate committees this week.

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Action Needed After Committee Hearing Held On Vermont Bill to Turn Off Resources to the NSA;

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb 27, 2015) – Last week, a Vermont House committee held a hearing on a bill that would turn off resources to federal spying programs, including the NSA.

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Vermont Rep Spearheading Transpartisan Effort to Take On NSA and Federal Spying

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Feb 16, 2015) – A bill filed in the Vermont House last week represents a transpartisan effort taking on the surveillance state. The legislation 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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