Arizona police are secretly tapping into citizens’ cellphone conversations and text messages – whether they are under investigation or not.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) say the increasing ability by all police departments to easily and quickly obtain vast amounts of cellphone data raises questions about people’s privacy, as well as their Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure efforts.
“I don’t think that these devices should never be used, but at the same time, you should clearly be getting a warrant,” said Alan Butler of EPIC.
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