New Law: Oregon Takes Step Toward Limiting Drone Surveillance

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – On Sunday, an Oregon law went into effect that bans the use of weaponized drones and takes the first step toward limiting data collected by drone surveillance under the current law. The legislation not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state..

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New Hampshire Bill Takes on Drone Spying, Would Also Hinder Federal Surveillance State

CONCORD, N.H. (Dec. 27, 2016) – A bill prefiled in the New Hampshire House for the 2017 legislative session would restrict the warrantless or weaponized use of drones by 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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Drone Restrictions Can Help Peaceful Protesters Combat Injustice

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests have made national news, as millions of Americans are concerned with potential property rights violations and environmental damage that may be caused by the controversial project.The location of the protest and a law passed by the North Dakota legislature last year has created the specter of police using weaponized drones against protestors.

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Ohio City Considering Ordinance to Limit Drones; Would Help Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio (Oct. 24, 2016) – An Ohio town will consider regulations on drones that may include limits on law enforcement surveillance. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the local level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Now In Effect: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Law Will Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (Oct. 1 2016) – A sweeping new law that establishes robust privacy protections in Vermont went into effect today. It not only limits warrantless surveillance and helps ensure electronic privacy in the Green Mountain State, it will also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.

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New Hampshire Legislature Fails to Pass Bill Placing Limits on Drones

CONCORD, N.H. (July 6, 2016) – A bill that would have restricted the use of drones by state and local law enforcement died in the New Hampshire legislature after a conference committee failed to reconcile House and Senate versions. The legislation would not only have establish important privacy protections at the state level, they would have also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Signed By the Governor: Sweeping Vermont Privacy Law Will Hinder Several Federal Surveillance Programs

MONTPELIER, Vt. (June 10, 2016) – Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed a sweeping bill that establishes robust privacy protections in the state into law. It not only limits warrantless surveillance and helps ensure electronic privacy in Vermont, it will also hinder several federal surveillance programs that rely on cooperation and data from state and local law enforcement.

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