NJ Bill Would Criminalize Cellphone Spy Apps

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey lawmaker announced Monday that he has introduced legislation intended to bolster consumers’ privacy rights by prohibiting the use of certain technology, such as smartphone applications, for the unauthorized tracking or surveillance of cellphones.

New Jersey Assemblyman Ron Dancer, R-Ocean-Burlington-Monmouth-Middlesex, introduced bill A-4416 to make it a third-degree crime to use software applications that can be downloaded onto someone’s cellphone and disables or hides notifications to the user that their phone contains GPS disclosing their whereabouts or that their cellular communications can be accessed...
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