Ars Technica reports on concerns about revisions to Mexican federal law that give public authorities and law enforcement the ability to require mobile phone companies to disclose real-time geographic data on their users. Known as the "Geolocalization Law," the revisions--which came into effect last week--aim to help police fight drug and gang violence. But critics say they are too far-reaching. One Mexican law student has initiated a petition to Mexico's Human Rights Commission and recently penned a legal analysis warning of the potential for misuse. Another advocate noted that the law does not require a prior warrant from the government.
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