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Professor Eric King quoted in article on More UK police put cash down for IMSI Catchers


Financial documents show Essex Police budgeted for purchasing IMSI catchers, devices that can indiscriminately sweep up texts, calls and other mobile phone data in a given area, and suggest it shares the technology with Kent Police reports Vice/Motherboard. Eric King, a Visiting Lecturer in Surveillance Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), explains: "These documents suggest that a far wider group of police forces are making use of the technologies and it is no longer just the counter-terrorism units in the larger forces.”



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