Calif. Panel OKs Bill Requiring Warrant For GPS Search

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 10:46 PM EDT) -- A California Senate committee on Tuesday passed a bill requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before seeking a suspect’s location from devices such as cellphones amid protests from wireless providers who argued the measure would saddle them with additional reporting requirements.

The state Senate Public Safety Committee passed the bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s January decision in U.S. v. Jones, which barred police from attaching GPS devices to suspects’ vehicles without...
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