Massachusetts legislation would help nullify warrantless drone spying

Legislation has been introduced in the Massachusetts State Senate that would regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to protect the privacy rights of citizens. S.1664, sponsored by Rep. Robert Hedlund earlier this month, has already moved to the Joint Committee on Transportation. The bill bans the weaponization of drones, disqualifies illegally-gathered information from…

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Montana: Staying the Course over REAL ID

Governor Steve Bullock reasserted that the state would not comply with the Act in a letter to the United States Department of Homeland Security. Bullock’s letter explicitly notes that Montana’s objections are premised upon understanding of the state’s authority and concern over the collection of personal and private information of its citizens.

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