Senator proposes mobile-privacy legislation | Privacy Inc. – CNET News

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Senator proposes mobile-privacy legislation

by Declan McCullagh, Privacy Inc, January 26, 2011

Federal law needs to be updated to halt the common police practice of tracking the whereabouts of Americans’ mobile devices without a search warrant, a Democratic senator said today. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said it was time for Congress to put an end to this privacy-intrusive practice, which the Obama Justice Department has sought to defend in court. Sen. Wyden (right) tells Cato Institute audience that tracking cell phones is as privacy-invasive as searching someone’s home. …

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