Maryland House Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 15, 2018) – Yesterday, the Maryland House passed a bill that would ban the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones without a court order and prohibit police from sweeping up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Maryland, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Maryland Bill Would Allow Customers to Opt Out of Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Feb. 13, 2018) – A bill filed in the Maryland House would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses without penalty. Passage of this bill would enable Marylanders to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect.

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Maryland Bill Would Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Jan. 29, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Maryland House would ban the warrantless use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a court order. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Maryland, it would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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Maryland Bill Would Require Police to Get a Warrant Before Accessing Smart Meter Data

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Dec. 26, 2017) – A bill prefiled in the Maryland House would require police to get a warrant before obtaining any information collected by “smart meter” technology. Passage of the bill would help protect privacy and ensure personal information doesn’t end up stored in federal databases.

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