Senator Ron Wyden (D.- Oreg.) has announced he will introduce a bill requiring law enforcement officials to obtain court-ordered warrants in order to access location-based information from mobile devices. The issue of location-based privacy has gained traction since the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled in August that warrantless tracking of an individual’s location through electronic means, as opposed to following a suspect to ascertain his destination on a given trip, violated his Fourth Amendment rights. Sen. Wyden said that, far from hampering a police officer’s ability to do his job, a federal law regulating when a warrant is required to follow a suspect would provide law enforcement with the legal clarity needed to undertake investigations.