Oregon Bill Would Stop the Use Of Electronic Data collected without a warrant

The proposed legislation would not only protect Oregonians’ data from collection by overzealous state and local law enforcement agencies, it would also bar the use of information unconstitutionally gathered by federal agencies like the NSA and shared with state and local agencies.

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Fifteen and Counting: Iowa to consider legislation against NSA spying

On Wednesday, Iowa state Senator Jake Chapman introduced the Fourth Amendment Protection Act. If SF2172 becomes law, the state, it agencies or political subdivisions will not “provide material support for participation with or assistance to, in any form, any federal agency which claims the power, or which purports due to any federal law, regulation, or order, to authorize the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place or thing to be searched or seized.”

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