Hawaii Bill Would Place Limits on Drones; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Jan. 28, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Hawaii Senate would restrict the warrantless use of drones by state and local law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Ohio Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Spying, Support SB251

Ohio SB251 would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. It must pass in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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Vermont Action Alert: Help Protect Privacy, Stop Warrantless Drone Surveillance, Support S155

Vermont S.155  would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, generally prohibit police from obtaining electronic data from service providers without a warrant or judicially issued subpoena, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the state.

It passed the Senate on Jan. 13 by a unanimous vote, and now must pass in the House Judiciary Committee to move forward.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

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Sweeping Vermont Privacy Bill Passes State Senate; Would Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Jan. 15, 2016) – A sweeping Vermont bill that would establish robust privacy protections in the state passed Senate Thursday. If ultimately signed into law, it would not only limit warrantless surveillance and help ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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Vermont Privacy Bill Would Limit Drone Surveillance, Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Dec. 16, 2015) – A privacy bill prefiled in the Vermont Senate would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, and would also provide some restrictions on sharing of data gathered by automatic license plate readers in the state. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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