Oregon Law Curbing Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data Now in Effect

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 4, 2016) – Privacy got a boost in Oregon on New Year’s Day.

On Jan.1, a new law prohibiting police from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases went into effect. The new law will not only protect privacy in Oregon, but will also address a practical effect of federal spying.

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To the Governor’s Desk: Two California Bills to Protect Privacy Against Warrantless Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Today, the California Assembly gave final approval to a bill that would protect electronic privacy against warrantless intrusion, sending it to Gov. Brown’s desk for a signature. It works in conjunction with a 2nd bill passed last week to help end bulk spying by “stingrays.” If ultimately signed into law, these bills would not only help protect privacy in California, but would also hinder part of the federal surveillance state.

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South Carolina Action Alert: Support H4791 to Ban Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

On Feb. 26, H4791 was introduced to protect the electronic data of South Carolina residents from unwarranted surveillence within state lines. (learn about it here) It passed through the state house by a 89-17 margin, and was sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill will need to pass through that committee by a majority before the full state senate can have the opportunity to vote upon it.

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Tennessee bill to ban cellphone tracking is part victory, part loss

A Tennessee state senate bill to ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information without a warrant has passed through both chambers of the legislature, although an amendment was added late in the process that could prove hazardous to privacy rights and necessitates vigilance on the part of people in the Volunteer State..

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