Calif. Senate OKs Warrant Requirement For GPS Data

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT) -- The California Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would prevent the government from tracking a person’s location through cellphone GPS data without a warrant, following the U.S. Supreme Court's example in the face of opposition from major wireless providers.

The bill had been vigorously opposed by the wireless providers, which claimed it would burden them with reporting requirements. But in January, the Supreme Court held that the installation of a GPS device on a suspected drug dealer's Jeep Grand Cherokee without a current search warrant...
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