New Calif. Bill Would Curb Police Searches On Cellphone GPS

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 9:21 PM EDT) -- A California state senator introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent authorities from tracking suspects by searching GPS information on cellphones without warrants, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s January decision prohibiting police from attaching GPS devices to suspects' vehicles without warrants.

The bill, dubbed S.B. 1434, would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant in order to get information about a suspect's whereabouts from electronic devices such as cellphones, taking a cue from the high court’s decision in U.S. v. Jones, according to state Sen....
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