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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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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