Citizens Sue Vallejo, Calif., Over Cell Site Simulator

Government Technology: A citizen group has filed a lawsuit alleging the city of Vallejo violated state law when the city council authorized the purchase of a cell site simulator in March.

Oakland Privacy alleges Vallejo failed to approve a usage policy for the device, and the policy posted to city’s website days after the purchase is inadequate because “it allows use of the device without a warrant in the event of any threat of bodily injury without meeting the law’s requirement that the bodily injury be “serious,” and the policy does not indicate by job title the personnel authorized to use the device and access the data from it,” according to a news release from the group.

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