CONGRESSMAN LIEU CALLS ON ALL FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO FOLLOW DOJ/FBI POLICIES ON CELLPHONE TRACKING

May 4, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in response to this morning’s Wall Street Journal article stating that the Department of Justice has begun disclosing more about their use of cell phone tracking techniques and that the FBI has begun requesting warrants to track cellphones.  There has been significant controversy surrounding the previously warrantless use of cellphone tracking devices to gather information on Americans.

“The FBI has seen the wisdom of obtaining warrants to track cell phone movement just as they are required to get warrants for GPS tracking.  This action was long overdue.  I call on the NSA and all other federal agencies to follow the FBI’s example.  Furthermore, I also call on all federal agencies to follow the Department of Justice’s example with regards to greater disclosure about and review of cell phone tracking policies.  All Federal agencies should uphold the public trust and follow the Constitution.”

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