Aug. 18, 2016
Laura Moy joined WBFF, the Baltimore Fox affiliate, to discuss OTI's complaint with the FCC against the Baltimore Police Department for its use of cell phone tracking devices:
A trio of civil rights groups have filed a complaint against the Baltimore Police Department for its use of cell phone tracking devices. Center for Media Justice, Color of Change and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute are citing racial discrimination and the disruption of 911 calls when people are in need of help.
“It is invasive, it does invade privacy,” said Laura Moy, acting director, Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown Law School.
“The inference with phone network, including with 911 calls, occurs disproportionately with black communities,” said Moy.
Moy represents the groups who filed the complaint.
“It is a secretive device that really tracks people without their knowledge or consent,” she said.