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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
May 5th, 2012
Donna H. from Fallbrook, CA writes:
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Why aren't you doing the job you were elected to do and took an oath of office to do? Stop the assault on America and the American people. Do you give any thought to what will happen to you Grandchildren? They will no longer be free - they will not be able to choose what way of life they want. The government will tell them what they can and will do.
May 5th, 2012
Jack and Doris W. from Simla, CO signed.
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Donna H. from Fallbrook, CA writes:
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Why aren't you doing the job you were elected to do and took an oath of office to do? Stop the assault on America and the American people.
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John B. from Noblesville, IN writes:
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The federal, state and local governments keep infringing on our rights and liberties in the name of security and justice, but we will have neither if we continue to allow these policies go unchecked. We are already beginning to look like a police state as it is.
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Margaret S. from Robertsdale, AL signed.
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John B. from Noblesville, IN writes:
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The federal, state and local governments keep infringing on our rights and liberties in the name of security and justice, but we will have neither if we continue to allow these policies go unchecked. We are already beginning to look like a police state as it is.
May 5th, 2012
anita E. from Metairie, LA writes:
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get all of the communist out of the USA Government.
May 5th, 2012
Clara W. from Coldspring, TX signed.
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Cynthia R. from West Plains, MO writes:
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Can't wait to see what the "spying" reveals about our Congress people, Senators,White House and the rest of you up there.
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Lou J A. from Sanford, NC writes:
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Hey BIG Brother... Don't Tread On Me!!!!
May 5th, 2012
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Shirley M. from Mohnton, PA writes:
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CONGRESS MUST SUPPORT H.R.2168 AND S.1212 AND PROTECT OUR FOURTH ADMENDMENT ASAP!!!!! PLUS IT MUST BE PASSED ASAP!!!
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