Montana Bill Would Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Jan. 2, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Montana House would strictly limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) 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.

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New Illinois Law Prohibits Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinders Federal Surveillance Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Jan. 1, 2017) – Today, an Illinois law went into effect banning the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The new law will not only protect privacy in Illinois, but will also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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