Jun 172016
 
 June 17, 2016  Laws, Surveillance

Tenth Amendment Center reports:

A New York Assembly committee has passed an electronic data protection bill that 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 13 assembly members introduced Assembly Bill 9235 (A9235) on Feb 4. The legislation would help block the use of cell site simulators, known as “stingrays.”

Read more on Tenth Amendment Center.

But is this too little, too late in the session?

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