Electronic surveillance capacity of state, local government creates strange bedfellows

Electronic surveillance capacity of state, local government creates strange bedfellows

December 18, 2013
Originally published in The State

There is growing bipartisan support in Congress for the USA Freedom Act, which would limit the bulk, suspicionless surveillance of Americans. While Congress considers the USA Freedom Act, it is incumbent upon state legislators to also take action to protect our privacy from state and local government intrusion. This effort has drawn together such a wide array of groups as the ACLU, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Electronic Frontier Foundation, TechFreedom and companies such as cloud-storage-provider Data Foundry.