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Secret GPS tracking legal?

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Date: May 10, 2009 - 09:00 AM
In the People's Republic of Wisconsin, the police don't legally have to get a warrant to track your movement.

I wish I was kidding.

As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights -- even if the drivers aren't suspects.

Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure, Judge Paul Lundsten wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel based in Madison.

That means "police are seemingly free to secretly track anyone's public movements with a GPS device," he wrote.
Yeah. Welcome to 1984, folks.



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