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 August 1, 2010  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

A new law went into effect in Minnesota today. As reported by Mark Sommerhauser:

A new law requires cell-phone companies to reveal call-location information if asked by law enforcement to do so in an emergency. The law came from the Kelsey Smith Act, named for a missing Kansas teen whose body was found after a phone company voluntarily provided the location of her cell phone. Such locations can be tracked by cell towers, according to a release from House Public Information Services.

Law enforcement may request call-location information if a person is at risk of death or serious physical harm, the law says.

Source: St. Cloud Times.

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