Is a device tracking you without your consent? Florida bill would make that a felony

February 02, 2024

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Stalking victims would be armed with stronger protections if proposed changes to a Florida law outlawing unauthorized use of wireless tracking devices are enacted. It’s currently illegal to install any kind of tracking device, including surveillance software on phones, without the consent of the person being tracked. And of course, purchasers can place as many wireless tracking devices as they want on their own possessions. Numerous reports of owners locating their stolen goods with the aid of tracking devices have been reported lately. A date for consideration of the Senate bill by the Senate Rules Committee is not yet scheduled.