NYCLU Sues Erie Co. Sheriff for Information on Surveillance Device

November 19, 2014 — The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging the Erie County Sheriff’s Department’s failure to follow the law and make public information about how it uses mobile devices to track and record New Yorkers’ locations. The NYCLU first filed a Freedom of Information request in June after local media reports revealed that the Sheriff’s Office was using mobile devices known as ‘stingrays’ to pick up signals from all cell phones and wireless devices within a given area, collecting information on the comings and goings of innocent people in the process.
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