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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 16th, 2011
Dennis M. from Milton, FL signed.
Nov 15th, 2011
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Nov 11th, 2011
Gary C. from Layton, UT signed.
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Rebecca N. from Mishawaka, IN signed.
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Natalie H. from Mankato, MN signed.
Nov 10th, 2011
Cleveland W. from League City, TX signed.
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Clyde H. from San Diego, CA signed.
Nov 9th, 2011
albert p. from Manchester, NH signed.
Nov 8th, 2011
Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
Nov 8th, 2011
Bonnie K. from Helena, MT signed.
Nov 7th, 2011
Patricia R. from Glendale, AZ writes:
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More and more of our rights are being taken away by the muslim usurper in the WH with complicity by congress, including RINOs. Are we now living in a quasi police state soon to become a total police state? dear leader has no respect for the Constitution and shows it hourly by attempting to control EVERY aspect of our lives. NO GPS SPYING. GET A WARRANT like the 4th Amendment says. You need to SUPPORT AND PROTECT our rights cuz the dictator won't.
Nov 7th, 2011
Robert P. from Sibley, LA signed.
Nov 6th, 2011
Someone from Kingman, AZ signed.
Nov 6th, 2011
Someone from Somerset, NJ writes:
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We MUST keep our American soveirnty; and the original intent of our most sacred U.S. Constitution must direct our entire governmental and societal development. We will be lost without it--without the God who inpired our Founders to produce for us.
Nov 5th, 2011
Gary D. from Boise, ID writes:
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Just a bunch of spying, Bulling thiefs.
Nov 5th, 2011
harvey s. from Wardensville, WV signed.
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John D. from Keokuk, IA signed.
Nov 5th, 2011
Ted H. from Marion, IN signed.
Nov 5th, 2011
Someone from Oceanside, CA signed.
Nov 4th, 2011
JOHN F S. from Bridgeton, NJ writes:
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AM I BEING WATCHED RIGHT NOW KINDA SPOOKY
Nov 4th, 2011
Someone from Fitzgerald, GA signed.
Nov 4th, 2011
Mindy C. from Dover, TN writes:
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Why are you allowing the total destruction of America? Why are you helping to turn us into a tyrannical dictatorship? Why will you not Uphold and Defend the Constitution as you swore to do? Does being an oathbreaker mean nothing to you? How can you look yourself in the mirror knowing that you are helping to destroy the greatest country ever? I beg of you to stop this now, before it descends into genocide as all dictatorships eventually do. You must decide, are you on the side of good or are you on the side of evil. Believe me when I say that your vote on this issue will show all Americans just which side of that divide you stand on.
Nov 4th, 2011
Someone from San Angelo, TX writes:
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Ease dropping is still a violation of my rights as a citizen
Nov 4th, 2011
Curtis C. from Atascadero, CA signed.
Nov 4th, 2011
Everett M. from Cushing, OK signed.
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Someone from Ann Arbor, MI signed.
Nov 3rd, 2011
Steven D. from Augusta, GA signed.
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Steven D. from Augusta, GA signed.
Nov 2nd, 2011
Joyce D. from Joelton, TN signed.
Nov 2nd, 2011
Deborah S. from Jacksonville, FL signed.
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Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
Oct 31st, 2011
james d. from Lake Harbor, FL signed.
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James W. from Ulysses, KS signed.
Oct 29th, 2011
Ann R. from Holtville, CA signed.
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Katherine T. from Ooltewah, TN signed.
Oct 27th, 2011
Someone from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Oct 27th, 2011
Natalie H. from Mankato, MN signed.
Oct 25th, 2011
Andy & Kelly W. from Loyalton, CA writes:
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So This Is What They Ment By Saying "Big Brother Is Watching"! Please Protect Our 4th Amendment Rights.
Oct 21st, 2011
David P. from Springfield, MO signed.
Oct 20th, 2011
Someone from Richton, MS signed.