Monday, April 25, 2011

Michigan State Police sidesteps Freedom of Information Act request on cell phone forensic data tool

So, if you are wondering when this sort of technology might appear in the U.S., it's already being used in at least one state: Michigan.

In fact, the ACLU has been trying to get information about the devices, which are indeed made by CellBrite, for some three years. The ACLU has apparently been told such a request would cost over $500,000 to fulfill (with the ACLU apparently footing the bill). The Michigan State Police told them it required a deposit of half of the cost before it would turn over any documents.

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