Wireless Cos. Slam Calif. Bill Limiting Cellphone GPS Searches

Law360, San Diego (April 23, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A California Senate committee is set to consider on Tuesday a bill that would prevent authorities from tracking suspects through cellphone GPS information without warrants, but the measure faces opposition from major wireless providers that claim it would burden them with reporting requirements.

The Senate Public Safety Committee will take up the proposed bill, S.B. 1434, requiring law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants before gleaning information about suspects' whereabouts from electronic devices such as cellphones. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, comes...
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