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Washington Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Feb. 4, 2019) – Last week, a Washington state Senate Committe passed a bill that would place stringent restrictions on the use of automatic license plate reader technologies (ALPRs) by state law enforcement agencies. 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 Washington Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

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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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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

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Washington State Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Feb. 27, 2017) – A Washington state bill that would limit the use of automatic license plate readers (ALPRs), and restrict the retention and sharing of collected data, passed an important House committee last week. If given final approval, the bill would not only protect privacy in Washington state, but would also hinder some aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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Washington State Bill Would End Support of Warrantless Federal Spying Programs

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 15, 2017) – 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.

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

OLYMPIA, Wash. (Jan. 13, 2017) – 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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Washington Ballot Measure Would Help Protect Electronic Communications and Data from Warrantless Spying

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.

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Washington State Bill to End Unrestricted Use of Stingrays Signed Into Law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (May 12, 2015) – Yesterday, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that prohibits the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant. The new law not only protects privacy in Washington state, but will also hinder one part of the federal surveillance state.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Washington State Legislature Passes Bill to End Unrestricted Use of Stingrays

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 19, 2015) – Last Thursday, the Washington state House gave final approval to a bipartisan bill that would prohibit the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant. If signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, the  legislation will not only protect privacy in Washington state, but will also hinder one part of the federal surveillance state.

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Washington State House Passes Bill to Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance, 73-25

OLYMPIA, Wa., Mar. 4, 2015 – Today, the Washington State House passed a bill putting strict limitations on the use of drones and other “extra-sensory devices” within the state. The vote was 73-25.

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