PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 8, 2023) – A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would ban the warrantless collection of electronic data and the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications in most situations. The passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in Rhode Island; it […]

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The legislation would require a search warrant prior to the use of drones for any law enforcement purposes in most situations. It would also require police to get a search warrant before obtaining any data or information collected by a privately operated drone. Under the law, police would be able to use a drone without a warrant for search and rescue operations and to survey conditions in dangerous areas after a natural disaster.

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In effect, the passage of A3306 would end a process called “geofencing.” Reverse search warrants authorize police to search broad geographical areas to determine who was near a given place at a given time.

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All the attention focused on a big balloon, and a missile to shoot it down – exposes a much bigger problem we face for the Constitution and liberty.

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Limiting information collected by state and local law enforcement agencies limits the amount of information that can flow into federal databases through fusion centers and the ISE.

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The proposed law would prohibit local law enforcement agencies and the New York State Police from installing, activating, or using any facial recognition or biometric surveillance system in connection with a body-worn camera or any data collected by an officer camera.

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he proposed law would prohibit any federal agency employee or contractor from remotely accessing fusion center assets or infrastructure absent a valid warrant from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

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The legislation would require state and local law enforcement agencies to get a warrant before using a drone or other unmanned aircraft to gather evidence or other information pertaining to criminal conduct or conduct in violation of a statute or regulation.

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