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.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 11, 2017) – A bill filed in the Washington state Senate would initiate a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to declare that electronic communications and data are secure from unreasonable searches and seizures. Passage would not only help increase privacy protections in Washington, it would also hinder some federal surveillance programs.
SANTA FE, N.M. (Jan. 9, 2017) – A electronic data privacy bill introduced in the New Mexico Senate would ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations and restrict warrantless collection of cell phone data from third parties. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New Mexico, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.
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SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 4, 2016) – Privacy got a boost in Oregon on New Year’s Day.
On Jan.1, a new law prohibiting police from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Oregon, but will also address a practical effect of federal spying.