Simply put, no one should be able to track somebody indefinitely without their knowledge or consent or without obtaining a probable cause warrant from a judge. We should have a reasonable expectation of privacy in this country.
By adding criminal penalties for those who surreptitiously use an electronic device to track a person’s movements, the updated law parallels the federal penalties for wiretapping. Currently, if a woman’s ex-husband taps her phone, he is breaking the law. This legislation would treat hacking her GPS to track her movements as a similar offense.