Mike Maharrey writes:
A New York electronic data protection bill would end warrantless collection of cell phone data and ban the use “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in New York, but would also hinder at least two aspects of the federal surveillance state.
A coalition of 19 assembly members introduced Assembly Bill1895 (A1895) on Jan. 13. Titled the New York Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the legislation would help block the use of cell site simulators, known as “stingrays.”
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