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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New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill Attacking Drone Spying, 66-2

TRENTON, N.J. (May 15, 2015) On Thursday, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that would significantly limit drone surveillance in the state, and also serve to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance state. Representatives Daniel Benson, Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano, along with three cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 1039 (A1039) in…

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