Oct 202010
 October 20, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance

Monday, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) introduced legislation to require cell phone companies to disable a cell phone’s global positioning system (GPS) function at the customer’s request – a concern highlighted by a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on instances of misusing cell phone tracking technology.


Buono’s bill would also direct cell phone companies to inform customers who purchase a new cell phone, both verbally and in writing, that the phone’s GPS capability may be disabled. Additionally, a text message would be sent to current subscribers providing the customer with information on how to disable their phone’s GPS function.

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