DOJ calls for clarity on cellphone tracking rules

11/27/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

Congress should clarify the law regarding the use of cellphone location data, Department of Justice Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein said. There is currently a patchwork of laws governing whether law enforcement can seize phones without a warrant or whether a user's location can be tracked through their phone. "There really is no fairness and no justice when the law applies differently to different people depending on which courthouse you're sitting in," Weinstein said.

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