State Rep. Rob Sampson, R-80, has introduced legislation that would require police departments to seek a warrant before it could track a person’s cellphone, unless the issue was related to terrorism or life-and-death situations.
“A cellphone is an individual’s private property and law enforcement has no right monitoring activity on these devices, unless there is a strong reason to believe the individual is engaging in illegal activity,” Sampson told the Republican-American newspaper.
Connecticut is not among the 13 states that requires a warrant. State police, Hartford and New Haven police told the paper they do not use tracking devices but Bridgeport officials refused to comment on the technology that city’s police department uses.