Louisiana Bill Would Restrict ALPRs, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 9, 2015) –  A bill moving through the Louisiana legislature would put strict limitations on the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Oregon Bill to Take on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Passes House Committee

SALEM, Ore. (June 8, 2015) – A bipartisan Oregon bill that would prohibit law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices passed a House committee last week. The proposed bill would not only protect privacy in Oregon, but would also address a practical effect of NSA spying.

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California Senate Passes Bill to Nullify in Practice Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

SACRAMENTO, Ca. (June 5, 2015) – On Tuesday, the California state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would effectively nullify in practice certain Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that prevent terminally ill patients from accessing experimental treatments. The vote was 39-0.

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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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