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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
Feb 21st, 2012
Hon. & Mrs. Paul D. from Anaheim, CA signed.
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Feb 20th, 2012
Mary R. from Covington, LA signed.
Feb 20th, 2012
David P. from Wichita, KS signed.
Feb 20th, 2012
Someone from Crossville, TN writes:
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Sounds like a gestapo police state to me. Be sure to vote OUT Obama on Nov. 6th, 2012.
Feb 20th, 2012
Someone from Crossville, TN writes:
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Sounds like a gestapo police state to me. Be sure to vote OUT Obama on Nov. 6th, 2012.
Feb 20th, 2012
RICHARD K. from Boonton, NJ signed.
Feb 20th, 2012
Tony M. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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especially cell phones without a warrant
Feb 20th, 2012
Bob S. from Yorkville, IL signed.
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robert l. from Nashville, GA signed.
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Someone from Land O Lakes, FL signed.
Feb 20th, 2012
John G. from Lake Jackson, TX signed.
Feb 20th, 2012
Someone from Ilion, NY writes:
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Any & all attempts at tracking normal, law abiding citizens needs to cease& desist immediately!
Feb 20th, 2012
Max R. from New Rockford, ND signed.
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laurinda c. from Beverly, MA signed.
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Douglass R. from Dearborn, MI signed.
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francisca g. from Deering, ND signed.
Feb 15th, 2012
Someone from Lindale, TX signed.
Feb 12th, 2012
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA writes:
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WHAT PART OF THE 4TH AMENDMENT DON'T YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND?? WHAT PART OF THE US CONSTITUTION DON'T YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND. YOU JUST GONNA SIT THERE AND ALLOW THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN BARRY SOETERO TO TRAMPLE ALL OVER OUR CONSTITUTION AND USE IT FOR HIS OWN BRAND OF TOILET PAPER. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU.
Feb 11th, 2012
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Feb 6th, 2012
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Makenzie G. from Bethlehem, PA signed.
Jan 31st, 2012
Dave G. from Homer, GA signed.
Jan 30th, 2012
francisca g. from Deering, ND writes:
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GEE, does this work in reverse too??? citizens spying on law enforcement or whoever??? if not it should!!!
Jan 30th, 2012
francisca g. from Deering, ND writes:
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GEE, does this work in reverse too??? citizens spying on law enforcement or whoever???
Jan 30th, 2012
Kevin R. from San Diego, CA signed.