Nebraska Bill Would Restrict ALPRs; Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 17, 2016) – A bill filed in the Nebraska legislature would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by 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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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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Nebraska Bill Would Ban “Stingrays” in the State; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 14, 2016) – A bill introduced in the Nebraska legislature would completely ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Cornhusker State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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