Congress hears testimony on police tracking of cellphones

04/30/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The · CIO.com

The House Judiciary Committee heard arguments last week from law enforcement and civil liberties groups on the benefits and drawbacks of cellphone tracking as Congress seeks to make laws clarifying how and when police can use mobile location data for surveillance. Representatives from law enforcement argued that obtaining a warrant for location data takes too much time to obtain and might hinder an investigation, while American Civil Liberties Union lawyers argued probable protections should still apply.

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