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Fwd: Urgent action needed on drones and phone tracking!

Fri, Apr 12, 2013

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——– Original Message ——– Subject: Urgent action needed on drones and phone tracking! From: ACLU of Maine <mclu@mail.democracyinaction.org> Yesterday the Judiciary Committee voted on two important privacy bills regarding drones and cell phones. With your help, we’ve worked hard to convince legislators that the police should get a warrant before spying on Mainers with drones or cell phones. But now, the attorney general is trying to say that the police should be allowed to make their own rules. The Judiciary Committee voted 8 to 5 against recommending LD 415, which would require a warrant for cell phone tracking. We’ve got one more chance, though – now, LD 415 goes to the floor where we might be able to convince the full legislature that the Fourth Amendment applies to cell phone tracking. At the same time, the Judiciary voted to LD 236 (the enormously important drones bill you’ve heard so much about), and now we’ve got two weeks to convince them that drones should not be exempt from the Fourth Amendment. While the attorney general says her proposal would protect privacy and safety, the truth is it falls miles short of protecting civil liberties. Letting law enforcement police themselves is not a meaningful restriction on surveillance under the Fourth Amendment. Legislators need to hear from people like you, who aren’t ready to give up their privacy for new technology. Even if you’ve already contacted your legislators, please call them today and tell them to support the ACLU’s version of LD 236 and LD 415. Every contact counts. Call today. Thanks for all that you do, Edward, Jill, Jon, Oami, Rachel, Ryan, Shenna, Zach _______________________________________________ HCCN mailing list HCCN@mainetalk.org https://mainetalk.org/mailman/listinfo/hccn_mainetalk.org

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