California Senate Passes Bill Requiring Warrant for Stingray Use and Obtaining Phone Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – A California bill that would end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed unanimously out of the state Senate on Tuesday. Passage into law would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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California Bill Prohibiting Warrantless Use of Stingray Devices Clears Senate Committees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2015) – A California bill that would end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed out of a second state Senate committee on Friday. The bill would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed into Law: Minnesota Bill to Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 29, 2015) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bipartisan bill into law last weekend that places strict limits on the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and places 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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California Senate Passes Bill Taking on Stingray Surveillance, 39-0

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2015) – A bill that would take the first step in limiting the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications passed out of the state Senate on Friday. The bill would not only protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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California Bill Taking On Stingray Surveillance Passes Out of Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2015) – A bill that would take the first step in limiting the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications passed out of committee late last week. The bill would not only protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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