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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 2, 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.