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California state legislature approves Location Privacy Act

The act, sponsored by State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), and co-sponsored by the ACLU of California and the EFF, passed with strong support by both parties. It now needs to be signed by California's governor to be put into law. But the bill isn't necessarily a straight-shot to penal code glory: the EFF points out that Governor Jerry Brown vetoed California's last attempt at enforcing stricter privacy rules in 2011, when he killed a bill that would have prevented police from searching the phones of apprehended suspects without a warrant.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ars Technica

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