Jul 292012
 
 July 29, 2012  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Jennifer Martinez reports:

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) plans to offer an amendment to cybersecurity legislation that would require law enforcement officials to procure a warrant before obtaining location data from a person’s cell phone, laptop or other gadgets.

The bill — called the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (GPS) Act — hasn’t seen any action since Wyden introduced it last year with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). With the August recess and the presidential election on the horizon, the cybersecurity bill could be Wyden’s last chance to move the GPS measure through the 112th Congress.

Read more on The Hill.

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