NEWS | April 21, 2012

Can You See Me Now? Toward Reasonable Standards for Law Enforcement Access to Location Data That Congress Could Enact

By Stephanie Pell and Christopher Soghoian

This Article proposes a legislative model for law enforcement access standards and downstream privacy protections for location information. This proposal attempts to (1) articulate clear rules for courts to apply and law enforcement agents and industry to follow; and (2) strike a reasonable balance among the interests of law enforcement, privacy, and industry with the ultimate goal of improving the position of all concerned when measured against the current state of the law.

 

Can You See Me Now? Toward Reasonable Standards for Law Enforcement Access to Location Data That Congress Could Enact