Mar 202019
 
 March 20, 2019  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Mike Maharrey writes:

A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House would require a judicial order for the use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications. Passage of the bill would not only protect privacy in the state, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

Rep. Blake Filippi (I-36), along with four Republican cosponsors, introduced House Bill 5718 (H5718) on Feb. 28. The legislation would help block the use of cell site simulators, commonly known as “stingrays.”

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