Reply to post: Re: What about me then?

Hey, cop! You need a warrant to stalk a phone with a Stingray – judge

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Re: What about me then?

I wonder why that is?

There is an analogue built for the networks on this side of the pond, but it is hardly ever needed.

RIPA allows them to request similar information without a warrant, with just a senior constable signing it off. From there on, the mobile operator has no choice but to cooperate, supply the information and keep their trap shut about it.

The USA has gone down the stingray route exactly because the request to the mobile telco requires a warrant. The Stingray was originally envisioned as a way for FBI and Co to track someone without a warrant in violation of the 4th and relevant legislation as well as cost reduction device. USA telcos have well established tariffs to track you down to sub-10m upon requests. They are NOT cheap.

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