Thursday, December 03, 2009

Sprint clarifies when and why it provides GPS data to law enforcement agencies

After Engadget Mobile reported that Sprint handed over 8 million law enforcement requests for GPS location information last year, igniting concern by privacy advocates, the Sprint has issued a statement to clarify the information.

Sprint, and other wireless carriers, it says, hands over data to government agencies for "missing persons cases, genuine emergencies, criminal investigations, or instances where a customer consents to sharing information," spokesperson Matt Sulivan told Phone Scoop.

Additionally, valid legal documents, like a subpoena, court order, or customer consent is required to release the information.  
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