Feb 062013
 February 6, 2013  Posted by  Laws

Michelle Janaye Nealy of Associated Press reports:

The Maryland House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill that would allow law enforcement officials to obtain location records from mobile devices without search warrants.

Opponents of the legislation said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday that House Bill 377 lowers the standard of probable cause that law enforcement officials must meet before obtaining cellphone tracking information.

Supporters say the proposed legislation will provide a uniform standard across the state for obtaining real-time location information of an individual involved in an investigation.

Read more on Washington Times.

You can read the text of the bill here. And if you’re a Maryland resident, you might want to get on the horn to your state legislators.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for the link.

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