Sunday, October 30, 2005

Restrictions placed on FBI cellular tracking

FBI Dealt Setback on Cellular Surveillance

Finally some restraint on use of the PATRIOT act powers. Especially in light of recent FOIA documents that EPIC found that show abuses by law enforcement.

The FBI may not track the locations of cell phone users without showing evidence that a crime occurred or is in progress, two federal judges ruled, saying that to do so would violate long-established privacy protections.

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