Mar 042016
 March 4, 2016  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance

Andrea Noble reports:

In a historic victory for privacy rights advocates, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a ruling that barred prosecutors from using evidence discovered through the Baltimore Police Department’s use of secret cellphone tracking technology.

The ruling, issued late Wednesday, marks the first time any appellate court in the country has thrown out evidence obtained through warrantless use of the secretive devices, often known by the brand name Stingray.

The brief order, signed by Judge Andrea Leahy, offered no explanation of the reasoning behind the decision but indicated that an opinion would be forthcoming.

Read more on The Washington Times.

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