US top court curbs GPS tracking

BBC News

The US Supreme Court has banned law enforcement officers from planting GPS tracking bugs on suspects’ vehicles without a search warrant.

Officers will now have to seek permission from a judge before using such devices to monitor suspects.

The ruling could have an impact on the investigation of major crimes such as drug smuggling.

But it will be welcomed by civil liberties campaigners who have warned against unwarranted surveillance.

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16690976

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