Summary: H.R.3871 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/02/2015)

Stingray Privacy Act of 2015

This bill prohibits the use of cell-site simulators by law enforcement agencies. Cell-site simulators are surveillance devices designed to capture data from cell phones.

Law enforcement agencies must obtain warrants for the use of cell-site simulators. However, agencies are permitted to use the devices without a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act or in emergency situations. Evidence obtained from a cell-site simulator unlawfully cannot be used in any legal or official proceeding.

Use of a cell-site simulator outside the scope of this bill is punishable by a fine and/or up to 10 years in prison.