Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill into law that will require law enforcement to get a judge-approved warrant before deploying a stingray, or cell-site simulator, SC Magazine reports. To obtain a warrant, police will have to disclose the device’s use to a judge and discard cell-phone data from those not associated with the specific investigation, the report states. The Center for Democracy & Technology’s Harley Geiger said the move exemplifies the increasing trend of state governments taking action in lieu of federal legislation. “Stingray technology is just one of many examples of domestic mass surveillance that has the public troubled,” Geiger said.
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