Post by Logan on Apr 24, 2016 6:55:39 GMT -6
The murky nature of surveillance technology like Stingrays has caught the attention of Delaware defense attorneys. The mechanisms allow police to collect cell phone information from people nearby, even those who are not being targeted in an investigation.
In May, the devices were a topic during a training session organized by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the Delaware Law School. A talk by Hanni Fakhoury, then an attorney at the San Francisco civil liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation, was attended by about 100 lawyers, including State Public Defender Brendan O’Neill.
He said many Delaware attorneys didn’t even know that Stingrays existed, and defense attorneys at the session were advised to request documents about the devices whenever it appears the mechanisms were used.
“We’ll challenge them at every opportunity,” O’Neill said. “This is entering a world of big brother.”
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2016/02/20/delaware-lawyers-raise-questions-stingray/80632006/