Calif. Gov. Vetoes Warrant Requirement For GPS Data

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would prevent the government from tracking a person's location through cellphone GPS data without a warrant, citing concerns about law enforcement needs.

“It may be that legislative action is needed to keep the law current in our rapidly evolving electronic age,” Brown said in a brief veto message. “But I am not convinced that this bill strikes the right balance between the operational needs of law enforcement and individual expectations of privacy.”

The bill, sponsored by...
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