Illinois House Passes Bill To Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Apr. 24, 2015) –  A bipartisan bill in Illinois that would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and 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, passed the state House on Friday.

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Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes State Senate Unanimously

SALEM, Ore. (April 24, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases unanimously passed the Senate yesterday. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes Senate Committee

SALEM, Ore. (April 20, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases unanimously passed a Senate committee last week. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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North Carolina Bill Would Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 20, 2015) – A bipartisan bill introduced in the North Carolina House last week would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and would 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.

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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 Legislature Passes Bill to Take On Warrantless Drone Surveillance

OLYMPIA, Wash. (April 17, 2015) – Yesterday, the Washington state Senate passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Already passed out of the House, the bill goes back to that chamber for final approval with minor amendments.

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Proposed Florida Commission Would Examine Federal Action In Light of Original Constitution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla, (Apr. 15, 2015) – A Florida bill that would create a mechanism for the state to evaluate the constitutionality of federal laws and mandates in light of the original meaning of the Constitution passed a Senate committee last week.

The bill would create a framework through which the state could ultimately take action to nullify unwarranted federal actions.

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To the Governor’s Desk: North Dakota Legislature Passes Bill to Take on Warrantless Drone Spying

BISMARCK, N.D. (April 13, 2015) – The North Dakota House gave final approval to a bill that would drastically restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If signed by the governor, this legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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