House Committee Calls For New Laws On How Police Use Cellphone Tracking03:42

This article is more than 2 years old.

A House committee is calling on Congress to pass new standards for how police can track people using cellphone data.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued a report this week into what's called "cell-site simulation," a technology that mimics a cell phone tower, and forces all phones to identify themselves. The Wall Street Journal has reported in the past that such technologies have been used to look for fugitives.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Jason Bellini (@jasonbellini) of the Wall Street Journal about the technology's uses and drawbacks.

This segment aired on December 20, 2016.


Support the news

+Join the discussion

Support the news