New Bill Could Put Limitations on Police Use of Cell Phone Tracking Technology


Some lawmakers think phone-tracking devices are invading people’s privacy.

They’re currently considering a bill that would restrict how police use the technology, called the “Stingray”, in criminal investigations.
It has the capability to capture data from hundreds or thousands of cell phones in one neighborhood. The legislation would require law enforcement to get search warrants before using the device.

Lawmakers do understand this technology can be extremely useful in a solving crimes, but just want to make sure others privacy is protected. This measure would also make officers delete data from people who are not subject to an investigation within 3 days.

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