Lawmakers Float Warrant Rule For Geolocation Data

Law360, New York (March 22, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would require law enforcement to obtain a search warrant before asking service providers for access to subscribers' geolocation information.

While the U.S. Supreme Court has found that tracking individuals by attaching a GPS device to their vehicles without a warrant is unconstitutional, the high court left open the issue of what standard should be required for the government to get access to location data collected by cellphones and...
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