Minnesota bills would ban cellphone tracking without a warrant



Via OffNow

“Two Minnesota bills that together ban law enforcement from obtaining cellphone location tracking information and data without a warrant passed its first committee hurdle.

An Associated Press article reports, “On divided voice votes, the House Public Safety Committee advanced a pair of bills that impose a higher standard on law enforcement when they collect data from cellphones and other electronic location devices. Search warrants would be required in more instances, and the owner of the devices could receive notification within a few months that their information was accessed.”

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