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States Mull Bills on Geolocation, Drones, RFID

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 7, 2013

An Oklahoma lawmaker and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma are pushing three privacy bills, Insurance Journal reports. House Bill 1559 would prohibit the Department of Public Safety from installing RFID tags in a driver’s license or state ID card; House Bill 1557 would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing a cell phone user's geolocation information, and House Bill 1556 would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using drones for surveillance, the report states. Meanwhile, Maryland is considering a bill that would allow law enforcement to access geolocation information from mobile devices without a search warrant. Last week, a similar package of proposed legislation was introduced in Maine.
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