- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Legislators in New York are pushing for the “Breathalyzer for distracted drivers,” saying that the in-development technology would allow officers to determine if a person was using their smartphone at the time of an accident.

The Times-Union of Albany reports (https://bit.ly/2oRMsrA ) that the technology is still under development by Cellebrite, a data-extraction company.

There are also a number of privacy concerns with the hypothetical technology. The New York Civil Liberties Union and other groups issued a memo opposing the proposal, saying it would be a violation of privacy. They also noted that police and prosecutors can already obtain carrier records with warrants and subpoenas.


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