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Bill forcing U.S. carriers to disclose location data doesn’t pass Congress

telecom | 05/24/2016 5:03 pm EDT

United States lawmakers failed to pass legislation Monday that would have required American wireless providers to hand over call location information to emergency personnel during emergencies. Known as the Kelsey Smith Act, whose namesake was abducted and killed in 2007, the change to the Communications Act would have provided “law enforcement with a way to quickly ascertain the location of a wireless telecommunications device if a person has been determined, by law enforcement,...