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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Michigan Bill Would Place Limits on Drones, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 24, 2015) – A bill under consideration in the Michigan House 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.

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New Hampshire House Committees Pass Bills Placing Limits on Drones

CONCORD, N.H. (Nov. 16, 2015) – Two bills that would restrict the use of drones by state and local law enforcement passed out of New Hampshire state House committees last week. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they would also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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Strong Restrictions on Government Drone Use Now in Effect in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (Oct. 15, 2015) – After a ruling by the Maine Supreme Court cleared up controversy surrounding Gov. Paul LePage’s failure to sign more than 60 bills within the proper time frame, a new law drastically restricting the use of drones by state and local law enforcement, and serving to thwart one aspect of the federal surveillance went into effect today.

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