Supreme Court says police need warrant for GPS tracking

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“A majority of the court acknowledged that advancing technology, like cellphone tracking, gives the government unprecedented ability to collect, store and analyze an enormous amount of information about our private lives,” he said, adding that Congress needs to “address the problem as well.”

Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, said, “Obviously, we’re disappointed.”

“What law enforcement officers across the country are going to have to do is continue to be as innovative and proactive as possible in doing their jobs within the framework of the Supreme Court decision.”

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the decision “highlights the many new privacy threats posed by new technologies and the pressing need to update our federal privacy laws.”

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