California Democrats continue to let the police monitor your cellphone

In California, a 2015 law requires law enforcement agencies to seek permission at public meetings to buy the StingRay device, and post rules for its use online.

A Los Angeles Times review of records from 20 of the state’s largest police and sheriff’s departments, plus the Alameda County district attorney’s office, found some agencies have been slow to follow or have ignored the law.

Several that partner with federal agencies to work on cases are not subject to the law’s reporting requirements. The result is that little information on StingRay use is available to the public, making it hard to determine how wide a net the surveillance tools cast and what kind of data they gather.

Enjoy your Police State.

Source: California passed a law boosting police transparency on cellphone surveillance. Here’s why it’s not working – LA Times

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