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Michigan TrackerGate: ACLU Speaks

The row continutes between the Michigan ACLU and the Michigan law enforcement. The Michigan ACLU leveled the charge earlier this week that Michigan law enforement was asking for hundreds of thousands of dollars for records related to the possible forensic imaging of mobile devices using the well-known Cellebrite UFED. Michigan law enforcement has responded. In a statement, Michigan State Police said, "The DEDs [Digital Extraction Devices] are not being used to extract citizens' personal information during routine traffic stops." The Michgan State Police also said that there are no claims that law enforcement has broken any laws in the use of these DEDs.

I interviewed ACLU Staff Attorney Mark Fancher for a segment in CyberJungle Radio. Fancher is with the Racial Jucstice Project at the Michigan ACLU.

You can hear the interview by clicking on the link, Fancher interview — great for listening on many smartphones. The interview is a little less than ten minutes long.

by Ira Victor, G2700, GCFA, GPCI, GSEC, ISACA-CGEIT. Ira Victor is a forensic analyst with Data Clone Labs, He is also Co-Host of CyberJungle Radio, the news and talk on security, privacy and the law. Ira is President of Sierra-Nevada InfraGard, and a member of The High Tech Crime Investigator's Association (HTCIA). Follow Ira's security and forensics tweets: @ira_victor .