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GPS Act Reintroduced

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 22, 2013

Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have reintroduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance or GPS Act to require law enforcement to obtain warrants before collecting location data from phones or other devices, the Daily Herald reports. “The law would make exceptions for cases of emergencies or national security but would extend warrant requirements to acquisition from commercial service providers and government tracking devices,” the report states. Speaking in support of the GPS Act, Kirk said, “Congress should set a clear legal standard to safeguard your digital privacy.”
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