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Senator To Introduce GPS Tracking Amendment

GEO PRIVACY—U.S.

July 30, 2012

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) plans to introduce an amendment to proposed cybersecurity legislation requiring law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant prior to accessing location data from an individual’s mobile device, The Hill reports. In addition to clarifying how much evidence officials need to track a suspect, the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act also aims to specify when businesses need to respond to law enforcement data requests. Wyden contends the amendment fits well with Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-CT) Cybersecurity Act, saying it “will protect Americans’ location information from misuse.”
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