Unwanted tracking prohibitions sought in states

The legislative push comes as apps and devices become more affordable and easily used for nefarious purposes.
FILE – Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve speaks during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 90th Annual Meeting at the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nev., Friday, June 3, 2022. Schieve is suing a private investigation company and private investigator after finding a tracking device attached to her vehicle that tracked its minute-by-minute location. (AP Photo/Tom R. Smedes, File)

State lawmakers are racing to catch up with technology that has made it easier and cheaper than ever to monitor a person’s whereabouts without their knowledge, sometimes resulting in deadly encounters.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) recently signed into law a measure making it a crime to electronically track people or their property without their consent.

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