Tech companies are welcoming legislation introduced today to update electronic privacy laws that were written before most people carried cell phones. The GPS Act introduced in both the House and Senate would fix a geolocation privacy loophole that curbs both civil liberties and the growth of this industry.
“Advancing geolocation technology has created a loophole in our outdated electronic privacy rules. Congress must fix this. Otherwise the intent of the original law, as well as the reasonable expectation of privacy in one’s whereabouts, will be undermined. Massive facile monitoring of citizens by government is not the direction we want to go in a free society.