Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Can you locate me now? Cell phone law protects users' privacy (VIDEO)

State Representative Daniel Zolnikov of Montana is one of the youngest faces to hold elected office, but he's already seeing his ideologies spread beyond borders in a way even seasoned politicians haven't experienced.

Since the first-of-its-kind cell phone privacy bill he drafted was passed earlier this year, similar legislation has been picked up by lawmakers in New Jersey and Maine. 

Zolnkov's bill mandates that police officers prove probable cause and produce a search warrant before they can collect location data from cell phone service providers.

How many other states will follow suit next?

RT's Andrew Blake caught up with Zolnikov at the annual DefCon hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nevada and explores the issue.

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