The correct answer is: Yes
Washington law, passed with ACLU support, requires that law enforcement agencies get a warrant before using a cell site simulator, also known as a Stingray device. Unlike other states, Washington also requires the law enforcement officers describe in detail on warrant applications what the device does and its impact on the privacy of innocent individuals. This requirement makes the law one of the most stringent in the country.
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