Your government now has the tech to find and track your cellphones throughout the country, but the Justice Department is changing the way this technology is used.
The department will be adding more regulations to the use of these devices, which is a big win for critics of the government’s cell phone tracking.
The change, which was announced Thursday, Sept. 3, will add more judicial and internal supervision to this practice, which has widely been seen as an invasion of privacy since the NSA leak showed just how much the government was tracking people.
These changes require agents to get a warrant from a judge before using the phone tracking equipment, entail more attention from supervisors as to how the devices are used, and will have investigators delete data collected on untargeted people at least once a day.
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