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Old 10-25-2011, 04:33 PM
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New Law Would Require Warrants for GPS Surveillance

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Location data produced by modern technology like GPS and cell phones can today be accessed by law enforcement agents without probably cause and a warrant, but Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has introduced legislation that would change that.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) this week welcomed U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R- Ill.) as a cosponsor of the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS), making the joint announcement at a Retro Tech Fair sponsored by the Center for Democracy in Technology commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). The new Act would require law enforcement to get a warrant before accessing historical or real-time location data about an individual from a technology provider or device, except in cases of....
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:27 AM
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This is a great step in the right direction.
But it goes to show you how far out of hand things have gotten.
When you have to get a special law passed which essentially says you must follow the constitution, something is amiss.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:40 AM
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I suspect that in end there will be little impact. I would hazard a guess that if law enforcement has reasons to be accessing GPS records those reasons are already sufficient for acquiring a warrant.

The exceptions to provided in the law seem pretty wide as well. I find it interesting that theft and fraud rank up there with national security but not say...homicide. Ya gotta protect big business from the scammers.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:53 AM
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The new Act would require law enforcement to get a warrant.....except in cases of national security, theft or fraud.
Odd, the exempted conditions would seem the easiest to prove a need to be issued a warrant.

Granting exemptions dilutes the intent of oversight.

National security without probable cause, is the very reason a warrant should be made mandatory.
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