Minnesota Action Alert: Help Privacy Bill Move Forward

Minnesota bill HF3173 requires government entities to obtain search warrants before obtaining personal identifying information, particularly electronic data, on an individual.

Status: This bill was introduced in the House on March 19, 2014 and was referred to the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on the same date.

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Minnesota House votes to ban warrantless cellphone tracking, 120-0

ST. PAUL, Min., – May 5, 2014. A bipartisan bill which would ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant passed the Minnesota state house on Friday. The vote was 120-0. It previously passed the senate by a vote of 56-1. But since the house made technical amendments to the bill it will go back to the senate for concurrence before being sent to the governor’s desk.

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Tennessee bill to ban cellphone tracking is part victory, part loss

A Tennessee state senate bill to ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed through both chambers of the legislature, although an amendment was added late in the process that could prove hazardous to privacy rights and necessitates vigilance on the part of people in the Volunteer State..

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Urgent California Action Alert: Protect Privacy, Stop NSA

On Tuesday, April 29 the Golden State would be on the verge of revolt against Washington, D.C.’s self-proclaimed right to carry out secret, mass surveillance with state resources. Two bills, SB828 andAB2468 are set up for their first committee hearings, Senate Public Safety and Assembly Judiciary Committee respectively, but the votes are anything but secured for liberty and privacy.

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Missouri Bill to Protect Electronic Data Passes House Committee

A Missouri state constitutional amendment proposal is moving through the process, now just steps away from a vote of the people this fall.

Introduced by Sen. Rob Schaaf, Senate Joint Resolution 27 (SJR27) was passed through the House Downsizing State Government Committee late last week. It had previously passed in the senate by a 31-1 margin. The bill will now go to the House Rules Committee where it will need to pass through a majority before a full vote can be taken in the house.

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