New York Bill Takes on Bulk Warrantless Data Collection and Stingray Spying; Would Also Hinder Some Federal Surveillance Programs

ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 10, 2016) – A New York electronic data protection bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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New York Bills would Require Judicial Order for the Use of Stingrays; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

ALBANY, N.Y. – (Jan. 11, 2016) – Three bills introduced in the New York general assembly would require a judicial order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the Empire State, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New York Action Alert: Help Nullify Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients, Support A6889 and S4716

New York A6889 and S4716 would effectively nullify in practice some FDA rules that block experimental treatments for terminally ill patients.

A6889 must pass through the Assembly Health Committee, and S4716 must pass through the Senate Health Committee. Take the following steps to support these important bills.

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