Search Warrants for Location Information of Electronic Devices

Search Warrants for Location Information of Electronic Devices

With passage of this act, Montana became the first state to require state and local government entities to obtain a probable-cause warrant before remotely engaging personal electronic devices. Agencies may obtain location information in the case of emergencies or if an electronic device is stolen or if an individual gives authorized permission to access their location information.

Submitted as:
Montana
HB 603
Status: Signed into law on July 16, 2013.