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Tell Congress: No GPS Spying!

Tell lawmakers to support the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act, HR 2168, to extend ensure our Fourth Amendment extends to new technology ...

Right now, police have the ability to tap into your cell phone, smart phone, laptop and navigation device in order track your every move, and they can do this without obtaining a warrant.

Although Americans enjoy the technological advances that make life easier, many fail to realize that they come at a price – the loss of personal privacy. Such technology makes it easier for law enforcement to track and log citizens’ locations, and is opening doors to government overreach and infringement on Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights.

This is why Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), have co-sponsored the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS Act) that will require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant from a judge before they can access citizens’ location information that is obtained from cell phones and GPS tracking devices.

“I take the Fourth Amendment very seriously,” Rep. Chaffetz said. “The law enforcement community is going too far [and] I happen to think that’s wrong.”

Ways the GPS Act will protect Americans:

  • Prohibit commercial service providers from sharing customers’ geolocational information with outside entities without customer consent.
  • Provides clarity for government agencies, commercial service providers, and the public regarding the legal procedures and protections that apply to electronic devices that can be used to track citizens’ movements.
  • Requires the government to show probable cause and get a warrant before acquiring a citizen’s geolocational information.
  • Applies to all law enforcement acquisitions of the geolocational information of individual Americans without their knowledge, including acquisition from commercial service providers as well as from tracking devices covertly installed by the government.
  • Applies to real-time tracking of a person’s movements, as well as the acquisition of records of past movements.
  • Closely tracks existing wiretapping laws with regard to court procedures for getting a warrant.
  • Creates criminal penalties for surreptitiously using an electronic device to track a person’s movements that parallel those for wiretapping.

Protecting the privacy rights of law-abiding Americans must be the ultimate goal of every member of Congress.

Please join Conservative Action Alerts in alerting lawmakers -- tell them to support HR 2168 and S 1212 & protect our Fourth Amendment.

Public Comments
Nov 28th, 2011
Barbara V. from Roanoke, TX signed.
Nov 28th, 2011
Roy F. from Hartwell, GA signed.
Nov 28th, 2011
Robert M. from Endicott, NY writes:
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Any & all attempts at tracking normal, law abiding citizens needs to cease& desist immediately!
Nov 28th, 2011
Melanie C. from Baltimore, MD signed.
Nov 28th, 2011
Someone from Atlantic Beach, NC signed.
Nov 28th, 2011
Someone from Tampa, FL signed.
Nov 28th, 2011
Someone from Tampa, FL signed.
Nov 26th, 2011
Someone from Springfield, OR writes:
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Follow the Constitution, reduce taxes and don't make the government grow any bigger.
Nov 26th, 2011
Gary P. from Wasilla, AK signed.
Nov 26th, 2011
Lee W. from Arlington Heights, IL signed.
Nov 26th, 2011
Opal H. from Nowata, OK writes:
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Please pass HR 2168 and S 1212. Thanks
Nov 25th, 2011
Natalie H. from Mankato, MN signed.
Nov 24th, 2011
Ray S. from Parker, AZ signed.
Nov 23rd, 2011
Steve H. from Glendale, AZ signed.
Nov 23rd, 2011
James W. from South Hadley, MA signed.
Nov 23rd, 2011
Randy N. from Houston, TX signed.
Nov 22nd, 2011
Gabriel M. from Rutherford, NJ signed.
Nov 22nd, 2011
Someone from Rockwall, TX signed.
Nov 21st, 2011
Someone from Lubbock, TX signed.
Nov 21st, 2011
Robin M. from Yakima, WA signed.
Nov 21st, 2011
Bob S. from Yorkville, IL signed.
Nov 21st, 2011
Someone from Tucson, AZ signed.
Nov 21st, 2011
David W. from Pocatello, ID signed.
Nov 21st, 2011
Someone from Vista, CA signed.
Nov 19th, 2011
Someone from Prescott Valley, AZ signed.
Nov 19th, 2011
Pat M. from Redfield, SD writes:
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WOW!!!, this is truly BIG BROTHER WATCHING!!! You really do want the "goverment in EVERYTHING"!!!! Just remember that GOD is the one that's really in control! YOU WILL be made accounted for at the Great White Throne Judgment Day! And the LORD will ask you what YOU did for JESUS!!
Nov 18th, 2011
BARRY P. from Cocoa Beach, FL signed.
Nov 18th, 2011
Elaine B. from Millsboro, DE writes:
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Down with big government
Nov 18th, 2011
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
Nov 17th, 2011
Robert W. from Plymouth, MI signed.
Nov 17th, 2011
Someone from Rowland Heights, CA writes:
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No police state
Nov 17th, 2011
david l. from Elmwood, MA writes:
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tie your cellphone on a string and swing it around rapidly and see if you get a speeding ticket.
Nov 17th, 2011
Susan P. from Peabody, MA signed.
Nov 16th, 2011
Someone from Santee, CA signed.
Nov 16th, 2011
Someone from Woodland Park, CO signed.
Nov 16th, 2011
Gary D. from Boise, ID writes:
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i think the goverment would be happy if us that pay there (high) wages to help run this country would be happy if we were all in cages. Look at the silly people!
Nov 16th, 2011
Julie H. from Addison, NY writes:
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Our Constitution must be applied to every new technology the government attempts to use to our detriment.
Nov 16th, 2011
Kenan W. from Clemmons, NC signed.
Nov 16th, 2011
June W. from Alturas, CA writes:
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The vast majority of Americans have never committed a crime so Why does the government feel they need to spy on us? They need to have a good reason to do it and a warrent signed by a judge.
Nov 16th, 2011
JAMES G. from Edinburg, TX writes:
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ABSOLUTELY NO GPS SPYING !! NOW OR EVER !!!