ACLU wants cell phone tracking guidelines from 50 New Jersey police departments

    Fifty New Jersey police departments have been asked to detail to the American Civil Liberties Union how they use cell phone signals to track people’s locations.The ACLU’s request is part of a national campaign to look at privacy rights, so New Jersey’s big city police departments — Newark, Jersey City and Camden among them — have been asked to comply. reports the ACLU could follow up with a lawsuit if the group decides a department’s practices interfere with people’s basic right to privacy.But state Attorney General Paula Dow won’t make the process easy. She says criminal investigation and surveillance records don’t fall under the open record law.

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