This bill would impose limits on the collection of a person’s geolocation information by law enforcement agencies, other persons, and companies. It would make it illegal to intercept and disclose geolocation information unless the person consents to it or the collection is authorized by a warrant or under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), or other specified exceptions are met. Additionally, it would impose penalties on those who are found to have violated the law which include a fine, up to five years imprisonment, or both.
There would be several exceptions granted — for collections by service providers that are required to deliver their services, to combat theft or fraud, and for emergency services. A parent or guardian would also be authorized to intercept geolocation information related to their child or provide consent for that information to be gathered.