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Missouri Senate passes bill to protect electronic data and communications

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 3, 2014 – When proponents of mass, warrantless surveillance are backed into a corner on the basis that such activities violate the 4th Amendment’s warrant requirements, they often make the claim that electronic data is outside the scope of the amendment because it doesn’t qualify as “persons, houses, papers, or effects.”

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Banning warrantless data, Utah Governor signs privacy bill into law

HB0128 makes any electronic data obtained by law enforcement without a warrant inadmissible in a criminal proceeding. This includes data gathered by the NSA and shared through the super secret Special Operations Division (SOD) or fusion centers. The new law also stops Utah law enforcement from obtaining phone location data without a warrant.

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Missouri Action Alert: Support HB1204 to Nullify Warrantless Drone Sping

HB1204, a bill that would put severe restrictions on the use of drones by government officials within the state of Missouri, was introduced earlier this year. It passed the House by a 109-44 margin. It is now headed to the Senate General Laws Committee where it will need to pass by a majority before it can receive a vote from the full senate.

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