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.