California Advances Location Privacy Act
California's state legislature this week passed a new law that would require a warrant for police to track citizens' locations via cell phone networks and the GPS built-in to most current cell phones. Many law enforcement agencies do not consistently obtain warrants for such data, and most cell phones companies do not require warrants. The EFF and ACLU of California both helped push the bill, which won broad support from both parties in the state. It is unclear if Governor Jerry Brown will sign or veto the bill.