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Why Does the Cell Phone Association Oppose Location-tracking Warrant Requirement?

CTIA, the industry association representing wireless phone carriers, is opposing proposed California legislation that would require the police to get a warrant before accessing a person’s location records from a cellphone company. The association opposes the warrant requirement, and also opposes a requirement that carriers publicly disclose how often and why they share information with law enforcement.
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Maine likely to enact law requiring warrants for cell phone tracking, provided it can come up with $234,000

Technology : The Next Web Blog (last year)

Maine may become the first state to enact law requiring law enforcement agencies obtain a warrant before tracking cellphones and other forms of GPS-capable hardware. The bill, LD 415, passed Maine’s... Keep reading ? Read Post

Massachusetts High Court to Become Latest to Rule on Warrant Requirement for Cell Phone Tracking

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the ACLU (12 months ago)

Should the police be required to get a warrant in order to monitor our location via our cell phones? Massachusetts’ highest court is likely to answer this critical question when it rules on Commonwealth vs. Shabazz Augustine. The AC... Read Post

Bills would require warrants for police to use GPS tracking

Technology : Tech Inciter (2 years ago)

A group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered search warrants before obtaining a suspect's mobile phone location or GPS data, instead of using prosecution-issue... Read Post


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