US Needs Strong Privacy Laws To Curb Big Brother: Report

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Without stronger privacy protections, new technology like cellphones, GPS tracking and sophisticated databases could create an "Orwellian" era of constant government surveillance, according to a Wednesday report by a bipartisan group that includes an ex-FBI director and former prosecutors and judges.

The Constitution Project, a Washington-based think tank, said that police should be required to obtain warrants before using new surveillance techniques, including GPS tracking lasting more than 24 hours, installing tracking devices on suspects' cars or property, and accessing cellphone data.

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