The report briefly surveys Fourth Amendment law as it pertains to the government’s various tracking programs. It summarizes federal electronic surveillance statutes and the case law surrounding cell phone location tracking. It also describes the GPS-vehicle tracking cases and reviews the GPS-tracking pending U.S. Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Jones.
The report also summarizes the various geolocation and electronic surveillance legislation that has been introduced in the 112th Congress, including the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act, or GPS Bill, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendment Act of 2011.
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