Rhode Island Bill Would Require Judicial Order for Stingray Use, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Feb. 6, 2017) – 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.