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Minn. Senate Backs New Cell Phone Tracking Rules

Updated: 04/23/2014 9:42 AM
Created: 04/23/2014 9:41 AM WDIO.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - New restrictions on police use of cell phone tracking technology have won backing from the Minnesota Senate.

Senators voted Tuesday to require a special tracking warrant when a device is used to find a person's location by their cell phone or other electronic devices.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports that the lone vote against the bill came from Republican Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, a retired sheriff from Alexandria. He says it sends the wrong message about police techniques and suggests they are merely stockpiling data.

The bill says law enforcement must show probable cause of a crime. People being tracked must eventually be notified that their information was collected.

Republican Sen. Branden Peterson of Andover says the bill responds to rapidly advancing technology.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio

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