Satellite tracking of criminals is getting attention from state lawmakers concerned about privacy invasions.
The state Court of Appeals recently upheld the conviction of a Dane County man who was caught stalking his ex-girlfriend, after cops secretly placed a GPS tracking device on his car. However, judges also urged lawmakers to consider restrictions on police and private use of GPS technologies.
State Representative Marling Schneider (D-Wisconsin Rapids) says it's an issue he plans to take a closer look at through the Assembly Committee on Privacy, which he chairs. The Wisconsin Rapids Democrat says there are still Constitutional protections that need to be followed, and a clear line needs to be drawn on how far police can go.