Bill Would Require Michigan Residents to Share Cell Phone Location
According to the Associated Press (AP), the state of Michigan House of Representative are expected to vote on a bill that would require wireless carriers to share cell phone location information with law enforcement during emergencies without a warrant.
How would this work?
Under certain emergencies, those where there is serious risk of death or physical harm, the bill would eliminate the need for the police to acquire a search warrant to do so.
According to the AP, "The proposed legislation is based on Kelsey’s Law, which was prompted by the killing of a woman in Kansas in 2007. It reportedly took several days for Kelsey Smith’s cellphone carrier to release location data from her phone to law enforcement after she was abducted."
After they received the location data from her cellphone carrier, her body was found within an hour.
There is similar legislation which has passed in 16 other states, including Kansas.
As long as the government and police do not abuse this privilege it sounds like a great idea.
The problem is rooted in what is happening in government today. How do we trust them anymore?
Does this sound like a good idea to you?
Would you trust the government?
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