Maine laws requiring warrants for cellphone tracking start today

10/9/2013 | Portland Press Herald (Maine)

Two Maine laws that begin today mean law enforcement will have to show probable cause or prove a threat on someone's life before they can obtain voicemails and location data from cellphones. Law enforcement will also be required to notify anyone whose data has been obtained within three days unless a court determines notification would harm a criminal investigation. Maine's Democrat-controlled legislature passed the laws over the governor's veto after arguing they're necessary because federal law on cellphone tracking is outdated.

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Portland Press Herald (Maine)