California Senate Passes Bill Requiring Warrant for Stingray Use and Obtaining Phone Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 4, 2015) – A California bill that would end the warrantless use of “stingrays” passed unanimously out of the state Senate on Tuesday. Passage into law would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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New Jersey Action Alert: Help Stop Drone Surveillance, Support A1039

Representatives Daniel Benson, Vincent Prieto, Marlene Caride and Annette Quijano, along with three cosponsors, introduced Assembly Bill 1039 (A1039) in January. The bill requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant before conducting drone surveillance in most cases. It also includes and outright prohibition on the use of weaponized drones It passed the Assembly on 05-14…

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Michigan House Committee Unanimously Approves Bill That Would Put Electronic Privacy Protections to the Voters

LANSING, Mich. (June 1, 2015) – A Michigan House committee unanimously approved a resolution last Tuesday that would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal…

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