NYPD Surveillance Spurs NJ Senate To Advance Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Monday advanced legislation to require out-of-state law enforcement agencies to inform state officials if they intend to engage in local counter-terrorist surveillance activities, a measure inspired by controversial reports that New York police secretly investigated innocent New Jersey citizens.

The state Senate’s Law and Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to advance S2311, which sets forth guidelines for out-of-state law enforcement entities that want to conduct counter-terrorist investigations in the state. It requires any out-of-state entity conducting an investigation in New...
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