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August 30, 2012

Debate intensifies over police use of GPS data


The uncertainty has prompted the Justice Department to tell law enforcement officials that, although they may not need search warrants when they seek GPS data, it would be wise to get them until the courts clarify the issue.

Legislation proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) seeks to set the standards. "When the Supreme Court had an opportunity to settle the question, they all but begged the Congress to step in and provide clearer rules," Wyden said.

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