Michigan State Police Reportedly Extracting Personal Info From Cellphones (thenewamerican.com)

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
Michigan State Police are reportedly using scanning devices to collect personal information from cell phones and other devices.

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Michigan State Police (MSP) may be using portable devices to secretly extract personal information such as text messages, photos, video, and GPS data from cell phones during routine stops. On April 13, the ACLU of Michigan urged the ACLU of Michigan to release information regarding the use of portable devices which can be used to secretly extract personal information from cell phones during routine stops.

For nearly three years, the ACLU has repeatedly asked for this information through dozens of Freedom of Information Act requests, but to date it has not been provided.


More on the ACLU’s investigation into MSP cell phone searches: http://www.aclumich.org/issues/privacy-and-technology/2011-04/1542

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