Share:

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
May 5th, 2012
Patricia H. from Felton, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Mel B. from Anchorage, AK signed.
May 5th, 2012
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Tampa, FL signed.
May 5th, 2012
Fred K. from Pima, AZ signed.
May 5th, 2012
David D. from Hudson, NH signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Mcminnville, OR signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Dickinson, TX signed.
May 5th, 2012
wayne f. from Oak Ridge, TN signed.
May 5th, 2012
June L. from San Jose, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Betty P. from Florahome, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
you people make me want to throw up.
May 5th, 2012
Alex T. from Hesperia, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Betty P. from Florahome, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
you people make me want to throw up.
May 5th, 2012
Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. F. from Terrell, TX signed.
May 5th, 2012
yvonne j. from North Las Vegas, NV writes:
Quotation mark icon
it is very clear obama is not for usa
May 5th, 2012
Steph F. from Galesburg, IL signed.
May 5th, 2012
Mr and Mrs Bud and Susan C. from Kemp, TX signed.
May 5th, 2012
Kathy R. from Mc Minnville, TN signed.
May 5th, 2012
David P. from Spokane, WA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. JFK
May 5th, 2012
H. Shaw C. from Vernon Hills, IL signed.
May 5th, 2012
Timothy P. from Decatur, GA signed.
May 5th, 2012
robert c. from Henderson, NV signed.
May 5th, 2012
Timothy P. from Decatur, GA signed.
May 5th, 2012
George`` W. from Truesdale, IA signed.
May 5th, 2012
BARBARA S. from Seminole, FL signed.
May 5th, 2012
Samuel G. from Tempe, AZ signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Paso Robles, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
steve g. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from Ramah, CO signed.
May 5th, 2012
Roger H. from Dubuque, IA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Marina H. from Zillah, WA writes:
Quotation mark icon
here's my name & addy, jerks. øvømit (and current CONgress) sucks! come & get me.
May 5th, 2012
Gloria E. from Barrington, NH signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from San Jose, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Someone from San Jose, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Nita S. from Broken Arrow, OK signed.
May 5th, 2012
Edward C. from Cottonwood, AZ signed.
May 5th, 2012
Donna H. from Fallbrook, CA signed.
May 5th, 2012
CHRISTINE M. from Lakewood, WA signed.
May 5th, 2012
Aleksander K. A. from Littleton, CO writes:
Quotation mark icon
Technology brings in Communism.