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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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New Jersey Police Now Need Warrants To Track Cellphones

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (2 years ago)

The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police must obtain a warrant prior to pulling cellphone location data. The ruling makes New Jersey only the second state (after Montana) to require police to show probable cause to a ... 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 (last year)

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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