Montana Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

HELENA, Mont. (Feb. 13, 2017) – A Montana bill that would limit the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) 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, passed an important House committee by a wide margin last week.

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New Hampshire Committee Passes Bill Taking on Warrantless Drone Spying

CONCORD, N.H. (Feb. 10, 2017) – A New Hampshire bill that would restrict the warrantless or weaponized use of drones by law enforcement passed an important House committee today. 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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Arizona Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying

PHOENIX, Ariz, (Feb. 10, 2017) – An Arizona bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations unanimously passed an important Senate committee yesterday. The proposed law would not only protect privacy in Arizona, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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