Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bipartisan bill would end government's warrantless GPS tracking

Under a new bill dubbed the "GPS Act," law enforcement officials would no longer be able to obtain geolocation data from cellphones and GPS tracking devices without a warrant.

"I take the Fourth Amendment very seriously," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) at a press conference announcing the bill. "The law enforcement community is going too far" by using GPS trackers without a warrant, he said. "I happen to think that's wrong."

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