By Gautham Nagesh - 06/07/11 09:15 PM EDT
The bill imposes criminal penalties on individuals that use a GPS to track another person's movements and on cell phone companies that share customers' location data without clear consent.
The bill provides exceptions for emergencies, warrants, and instances where a parent consents to having their child tracked. Otherwise users must clearly agree to having their data shared with a third party.
The legislation will reportedly be among several bills produced from discussions between the two lawmakers. Wyden has also drawn headlines for placing a hold on the PROTECT IP Act, which would significantly expand the government's authority to seize domains connected to online piracy.