NC bill would give police ability to track your cellphone’s real-time location

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — In North Carolina, police are able to track your historical cellphone locations without a warrant, but a new bill would give officers greater oversight over where you are.

House Bill 213, would allow police across the state to track your real-time movements via your cellphone location with or without a warrant. The legislation would come into play when it comes to emergency response situations.

The bill would be known as a version of the “Kelsey Smith Act,” which requires wireless communication providers to provide call location information to law enforcement officials when responding to a call for emergency service or in an emergency situation that involves the risk of death or serious physical harm.

Smith was a teenager who was abducted in broad daylight from a department store and murdered on June 2, 2007. Some believe such legislation would have saved her life.

The bill ensures that professional law enforcement officials in the field, not a phone company, are able to determine if an individual is in an emergency situation. 

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Eddie Hnatko
Eddie Hnatko
25 days ago

It’s as though everything is coming “too fast and too furious” for me to keep up. I sure wish the party would start. Just because I’m an old man doesn’t mean I don’t like to party.

tangle
tangle
25 days ago
Reply to  Eddie Hnatko

All of this has been around almost 20 years. Just remember, if you see it on TV and movies (with in reason) , they are already doing it.

tangle
tangle
25 days ago

Here is were my dilemma is with supporting the police. How can you support a male that swears and oath but does not fulfill it. I was raised that a man kept his word. Here we have males that do not and yet want to cry about not being respected. Respect is earned and they fail time and time again to earn it. How do you respect people like that.

NC Rob
NC Rob
25 days ago

“Some believe such legislation would have saved her life.”

Ahhh, lose more of your rights because of someone’s feelings (and not facts).

Oh yeah, we can always not buy phones (or leave them at home).

Last edited 25 days ago by NC Rob
Ed and Carolyn
Ed and Carolyn
25 days ago

Seems to us, it’s a good time to “lay that burden down”, the “burden” being the cell phone (spelling, intentional). Get the info off it you want or need, bury that sucker and live life as GOD INTENDED IT —- dependent on HIM. We suspect the police would be more than happy with fewer folks to have to chase around for no reason at all.

Dan
Dan
25 days ago

Solution is simple….keep your cell phone TURNED OFF and in a mylar bag (an empty Doritos bag will do) unless you NEED to use it.

Hammers Thor
25 days ago
Reply to  Dan

I have a Mission Darkness pouch for the phone, and keep it inside there, TURNED OFF whenever I’m not using it. Although it’s overkill, you might also turn off wifi and bluetooth before you turn off the phone and slip it in the bag. Posted an article a couple weeks ago as well with some helpful ideas.
Fascinating that the primary sponsors are all Republicans… it will probably pass, “for the children”. Then, it will be expanded to include anyone they think may have committed a crime. It will lead to the swatting of people, and very likely many more will die because of legislation like this than would have been saved by it. Give the devil an inch, and he takes your soul. Just sayin’.
I suppose this might sound paranoid, except for everything else we have witnessed in the last year.

Robert
Robert
25 days ago
Reply to  Hammers Thor

Not paranoid at all. Completely correct.

Bill
Bill
24 days ago

A search warrant or court order should be necessary to obtain this information.