California Committee Approves Measure to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 23, 2018) –  Last week, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (April 17, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts committee passed a bill that would limit access to, and retention and sharing of, data collected by automatic license plate readers. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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New Hampshire Committee Approves Bill to Ban Release of Medical Marijuana Registry Information to Feds without a Warrant

CONCORD, N.H. (April 11, 2018) – Yesterday, a New Hampshire Senate committee passed a bill that would prohibit the release of any information from the state’s medical marijuana registry to the federal government without a warrant. Passage of the legislation would take another small step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in effect.

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California Committee Passes Bill to Help End Unchecked Police Surveillance, Establish More Local Control

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 4, 2018) –  On Tuesday, a California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state.

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Massachusetts Committee Passes Bill to Limit ALPR use, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

BOSTON, Mass. (March 26, 2018) – Last week, a Massachusetts House committee passed a bill that would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Signed by the Governor: Michigan Bans “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

LANSING, Mich. (March 20, 2018) – On Monday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that bans “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own.

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