Wednesday July 13, 2016

Federal Judge Tosses Evidence Obtained Via Stingray

Wow! Another common sense ruling from the courts? I can't believe it. I don't see why it has taken so long for this to happen. If you want to use stingray data, get a warrant. It really is as simple as that.

"Which means there is no suppression remedy just for violating the policy," Soghoian added. "Which is why it is so important for federal courts, like this one, to recognize that use of a stingray is a search of a Fourth Amendment-protected place, and that not only is a warrant required, but that the court authorizing the surveillance must be told that they are authorizing the use of a stingray."