What no other state or the Federal government has been able to do - Montana has done. Recognizing that cellphone data provides a wealth of information about an owner's whereabouts, earlier this year Montana became the first state in the Union to require a search warrant before law enforcement can review the location tracking information associated with an individual's cell phone. Although Montana was the first to take this step, several more are not far behind. More below:
(New York Times, July 2, 2013)
Comment: Yup, those country folk out there in Montana don't know nuttin about those new-fangled miniature walkie-talkie things. Come on all you sophisticated legislator types out there in Washington, D.C. - time to catch up!
Lead Graphic: U.S. Geological Survey