Oct 22, 2014 ... A handful of states are pursuing legislation to require cellphone manufacturers to
... the legislation, which will be considered when the Legislature convenes in
February. ... Can a 'kill switch' cut the rate of smartphone theft?
May 14, 2014 ... It's the nation's first law requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to
have remote ... People who report a kill switch-equipped phone lost or stolen can
disable it and wipe the data ... Federal legislation also is pending.
Jul 1, 2015 ... Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets
users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to ...
Aug 26, 2014 ... The law raises concerns about how the switch might be used or ... databases and
anti-theft applications that cell-phone owners can use.
Apr 16, 2014 ... The "kill switch," a system for remotely wiping data and shutting down ... people to
protect personal information if their phone is lost or stolen. ... In Minnesota, the
state legislature could pass a mandatory kill-switch bill as early ...
Aug 25, 2014 ... A new law would require kill switches on phones made in the state to ... most
hotly contested issues before the Legislature as its two-year session draws ...
George Gascon, pushed for the legislation in response to a spate of violent
cellphone thefts, ... "Our efforts will effectively wipe out the incentive to stea...
Aug 25, 2014 ... Law that requires anti-theft tools out of the box goes into effect next July ....
Android Lollipop has a 'kill switch' that can make stolen phones ...
Aug 12, 2014 ... "The manufacturers have indicated that they will implement this ... Mark Leno
introduced the bill requiring antitheft kill switches on cell phones.
Feb 11, 2015 ... Some phone makers have enabled the feature ahead of pending legislation. ... In
California, where a law requiring kill switches has yet to go into effect, ... agencies
that hoped it could help reduce smartphone thefts. According ...
Jan 14, 2015 ... Mississippi could join some other states that require a kill switch on smartphones
that could render the device inoperable if stolen. ... Simmons, D-Greenville, has
filed a bill in the Legislature that would require such a kill switch ...