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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Missouri Action Alert: Help Protect the 4th Amendment, Pass HB264!

After being held in limbo for nearly 4 months by Speaker Diehl, Missouri HB264, a bill that would deny much-needed material support and compliance to NSA warrantless spying operations, has been assigned to the House Emerging Issues Committee. While this committee isn’t likely against the bill, it’s likely that it was sent there because the chair…

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First Step Against the Federal Surveillance State – Texas Bill Would Require Warrant for Location Tracking

AUSTIN, Texas (April 6, 2015) – A Texas bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining location data from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases, representing an important first step in addressing the growing federal surveillance state will receive an important House committee hearing this week.

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