Date: 
Mar 26, 2015

This week a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill that would prohibit schools from demanding access to students' social media accounts.

Privacy advocates, including the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill.

Date: 
Apr 15, 2015

Right now New Hampshire requires a person to give written permission before anyone can see that person's criminal records.  SB 153, a bill in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, would change that so anyone can request a criminal background check after notifying the person.

Date: 
Jun 05, 2015

On Thursday the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that requires police to get a warrant before installing a GPS tracker or accessing a cell phone's location.

Date: 
Jul 28, 2015

Starting this September, state law will prohibit schools from requesting access to students’ social media accounts.

HB 142, the bill behind the change, automatically became law after Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) chose to neither sign nor veto the bill.

Date: 
Aug 24, 2015

This summer a legislative committee is studying a bill to require New Hampshire state police to wear body cameras.

Supporters of body cameras generally argue that cameras reduce conflicts between citizens and the police by creating an indisputable record of police interactions with the public. Body camera recordings can also provide valuable evidence in criminal cases.

Date: 
Sep 04, 2015

The Merrimack Superior Court is considering a landmark New Hampshire case on the release of police officers' body camera footage.

On July 6, 2015 Haverhill police officers shot and killed Hagen Esty-Lennon after he reportedly lunged at the officers with a knife. The state Attorney General ruled that the shooting was justified.

Date: 
Sep 11, 2015

The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, New Hampshire has suspended a project that supported the ability of web users to surf the internet anonymously.

Date: 
Sep 21, 2015

On Tuesday, September 22 a group of New Hampshire House committees will meet to discuss prohibiting law enforcement use of drones to collect evidence.

Drones technology is getting smaller and cheaper, presenting law enforcement with a new tool for surveillance.

Date: 
Feb 22, 2016

On Saturday, Edward Snowden spoke to attendees of the New Hampshire Liberty Forum by video chat.

Date: 
Mar 25, 2016

On Wednesday, March 23 the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted in favor of a drone regulation bill, HB 602.

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