A legislative proposal might make Nevada one of many first states to permit police to make use of a contentious know-how to seek out out if a person was using a cellphone throughout a automotive crash.
The measure is igniting privateness considerations and has led lawmakers to question the practicality of the know-how, even whereas acknowledging the threat of distracted driving.
It might let police use a tool generally known as the “textalyzer” that connects to a cellphone and looks for consumer activity.
Israel-based mostly firm Cellebrite says its know-how does not access or retailer private content. It hasn’t been examined in the subject and is not being used by any regulation enforcement businesses.
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The way forward for the Nevada proposal is not clear. An identical measure launched in 2017 failed within the New York Legislature, but lawmakers are considering it once more.