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?
Jun 24, 2014 ... Some estimates say 1 in 3 thefts in the U.S. involve a smartphone. ... The kill
switch will “render the device inoperable on the network of any provider of
commercial mobile service or ... Pending federal legislation says Jan.
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.
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 resell.
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 ... California on Monday became the first state to require that antitheft security ... on
Monday, after it passed the state legislature earlier this month. A smartphone kill
switch enables an owner to lock down a phone if it is stolen, ... state to pass a kill
switch bill, but that law does not require the feature come turn...
Jul 27, 2015 ... The phone-locking kill switch has been widely hailed as a powerful ... who
championed the California law, said theft and robbery numbers will ...
Aug 26, 2014 ... ... smartphone legislation Monday that will require a "kill switch" on all ... had their
cell phones stolen tell KCRA 3 it's a difficult theft to recover ...
Apr 22, 2014 ... A 'kill switch' to deter smartphone theft: It's the right call ... Cellphone
manufacturers and wireless carriers could put an end to the growing number of
smartphone thefts by ... A bill pending in Sacramento, SB 962 by state Sen.
Apr 16, 2014 ... Major phone manufacturers and U.S. carriers have signed the ... New
Smartphones to Include Anti-Theft Kill Switch by June 2015 ... law enforcement
and consumers, we will deter theft and protect users' ... But recent action by the
powerful California state legislature to consider bills mandating the anti-theft ....