Final Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 22, 2017) – On Monday, a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations cleared its final committee. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Maryland House Passes “Sanctuary State” Bill; Future Uncertain after Veto Threat

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 20, 2017) – Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill to withdraw state participation from the enforcement of most federal immigration laws. Passage into law is far from certain, as the Governor has promised to veto the bill and the 83-55 vote in the House is two short of a veto-override.…

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To the Governor: New Mexico Passes Electronic Communications Privacy Act

SANTA FE, N.M. (March 20, 2017) – Last week, the New Mexico House gave final approval for a bill known as the Electronic Communication Privacy Act. If signed by the governor, 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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