New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would prohibit the state from creating any database containing aggregate surveillance data including ALPR, audio, video and facial recognition records. Passage would not only protect privacy in New York; it would also put major roadblocks in front of federal surveillance programs. Assm.Tom Abinanti […]

A recent lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association against the state of New York is an example of why the fight to keep and bear arms has to be won at the state level and in unorthodox ways. The NRA filed the lawsuit claiming New York Governor Andrew Cuomo illegally tried to force financial…

The state of New York is using facial recognition cameras to identify drivers and passengers at toll booths. A recent article in the New York Post revealed that toll booths use facial recognition to identify everyone. “We are now moving to facial-recognition technology, which takes it to a whole new level, where it can see…

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 1, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Assembly would end Common Core in schools throughout the state. Assembly Bill 10890 (A10890) was introduced by Asm. Doug Smith (R-Bayport). The legislation would void Common Core standards in the state of New York. It contains the same language as Senate Bill…

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate 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…

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 11, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate would allow some students to opt out of Common Core Standards and testing, a small step toward nullifying nationalized education in the state. If passed, the law would provide additional legal backing to some of the hundreds of thousands of New…