Mar 042016
 
 March 4, 2016  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Chase Gunter reports:

Members on both sides of the aisle on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee believe that the Department of Justice is required to obtain a search warrant to access geolocation data, and that not doing so directly violates Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights.

“Geolocation is more than just a record of where we are or were,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said. “Just because it’s easier in 2016 for law enforcement to track our location and learn intimate details about our lives doesn’t mean those details are somehow less worthy of constitutional protection.”

One problem: the DOJ currently draws a distinction between types of geolocation data based on how that information is obtained, and believes a warrant is not necessary in certain cases.

Read more on FCW.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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