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Missouri Tracking Law Challenged in Court

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 29, 2012

A new cellphone tracking law recently passed in Missouri is being challenged in court on assertions that it conflicts with federal law, the Associated Press reports. Missouri’s law makes it easier for police to track users’ cellphone locations in cases of emergency. According to a lawsuit filed Monday, the law should be overturned under the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution. The suit seeks a restraining order or injunction and class-action status, the report states. The attorney who filed the suit said, “If I take my cellphone to California, I have more rights. If I use my cellphone in Missouri, I have less rights. So really it comes down to a privacy issue.” Editor’s Note: The Privacy Tracker’s weekly legislative update recently reported on Missouri’s cellphone tracking law.
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