ACLU reacts to recent law about cell phone tracking


jordan moore By Jordan Moore, KTVM Reporter,
POSTED: 5:55 PM Jun 23 2013
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

In May, Montana became the first state where a government entity, such as law enforcement, has to obtain a search warrant before tracking you on your cell phone.

We spoke with ACLU of Montana's Public Policy Director Niki Zupanic about the law.
She said this is something the ACLU has been working towards on a national level for years.

"It goes really far in protecting Montanans from having the privacy of their cell phone location information being collected, and used unreasonably," said Zupanic.

We headed out to downtown Bozeman to see what people in the area thought about this law.

"I feel a lot safer knowing that I can trust myself to know where I am. Rather than knowing someone else could potentially find out where I am, and get access to those records," said Montana resident Molly Cech.

"I think I speak for most Montanans when I say I like my privacy. I like not having everything monitored," said Montana resident Brie Strom.

The ACLU of Montana's Public Policy Director also said they hope other states will follow Montana's lead.

They hope other states will pass laws like this to protect their residents' privacy.