View Full Version : Tom McMillin introduces bills to regulate cellphone trackers in Michigan

07-19-2014, 02:05 AM
Lawmaker introduces bills to regulate cellphone trackers in Michigan

JULY 16, 2014 AT 11:20 PM

Cellular tracking devices used by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office could come under state regulation if lawmakers pass two bills introduced Wednesday.

State Rep. Tom McMillin introduced House Bills 5710 and 5712 seeking regulation, oversight and penalties regarding the use of military-style surveillance devices such as Hailstorm, the device owned by Oakland County.

McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has been investigating the use of the secretive technology and says the bills are the result of his findings.

“Laws have not kept up with technology and now that law enforcement is using military-style surveillance devices, we need to update our laws to ensure our citizens’ privacy is protected,” said McMillin, who is running for the 8th District congressional seat in next month’s Republican primary against former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon.\


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