NY Legislators Push For A Distracted Driving Breathalyzer
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 (http://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.