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

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 15, 2016) – An Iowa electronic data protection bill would end state and local 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 Iowa, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.

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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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Signed into Law: Two California Bills to Protect Privacy Against Warrantless Surveillance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2015) – Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law not just one, but two bills putting into place privacy protections among the strongest in the country. The new laws work together to protect privacy from some of the worst spying programs on the state level, and also take on a part of the federal surveillance state.

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Signed by the Governor: Oregon Law Takes on Warrantless Collection of Cellphone Data

SALEM, Ore. (July 2, 2015) On Tuesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law that prohibits law enforcement from obtaining information from electronic devices without a warrant in most cases. The new law will not only protect privacy in Oregon, but will also address a practical effect of federal spying.

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