Michigan Ballot Measure Would Help Protect Electronic Data from Warrantless Spying

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 3, 2017) – A resolution introduced in the Michigan House would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state.

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Virginia Committee Passes Bill to Restrict ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 3, 2017) – Today, a Virginia 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. If passed into law, the bills would not only protect privacy in Virginia, but would also hinder some aspects of the federal surveillance state.