At a March 22 hearing held by the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, & Coast Guard (OAF&CG) on the State of the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Commandant responded to questions regarding a GPS backup.
In February, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) reintroduced the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act ("GPS Act," S. 395 and H.R. 1062). The legislation seeks to provide clarity for government agencies, commercial service providers, and the public regarding the legal procedures and protections that apply to electronic devices that can be used to track the movements of individual Americans. This legislation was previously introduced in the 113th and 114th Congresses.
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