Bill Demands a Warrant Before FBI Can Affic a GPS Tracking Device Under the Bumper of Your Car..

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posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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I'm sure that the passage of this bill would make the Anti-Drone crowd happy....though do we really, really expect it to pass both the House and Senate....and be signed by Obama into Law?

No. I don't think so. And I didn't think you thought so, either.


Two bills introduced Thursday in the House and Senate would compel law enforcement agents to obtain a warrant before affixing a GPS tracker to a vehicle, using a cell site simulator to locate someone through their mobile device or obtaining geolocation data from third-party service providers.

The Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (H.R. 1312), introduced in the House by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and in the Senate by lawmakers Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois), has gained wide support from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who say the bills are very strong and, if passed, would finally bring legislation up to date with the invasive use of new technologies.

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posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 02:08 AM
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They are putting into law what the Supreme Court has already accomplished. The Supreme Court ruled sometime back that law enforcement requires a warrant in order to affix tracking devices to vehicles.

Please keep in mind that these Bills / Laws are being drawn up for their respective areas (Federal Law Enforcement and State / Local Law Enforcement). in this case its easier to read and understand a law governing a warrant requirement than it is to sift through a supreme court decision.





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