Texas leading the nation on mobile phone privacy; cops will need warrants to track your location

by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:

No state is perfect, but Texans like to think theirs is pretty close, especially when it comes to whose elected officials are more apt to pursue policies and legislation which enhance freedom, liberty and self-reliance.

Privacy advocates and experts say two new pieces of legislation dealing with mobile phone privacy recently introduced in Texas are among the “most sweeping” they’ve ever seen, adding that “the proposed legislation offers better protection than a related privacy bill introduced this week in Congress,” the online publication ARS Technica reported.

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If they are approved, the bills would create some of the toughest barriers against potential law enforcement abuse in the country by establishing a well-defined warrant requirement for the retrieval of all location information that is based solely on strict probable-cause standards.

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