Geolocation Technology and Privacy

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
March 2, 2016
10 am


  • To consider what the Fourth Amendment means in the digital age and examine the level of protection citizens have over their geolocation data.
  • To review law enforcement’s use of devices, data, and technology that obtain geolocation information of individuals.
  • To examine the Department of Justice’s policies and procedures governing the use of geolocation data.


Mr. Richard Downing
Deputy Chief
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
U.S. Department of Justice

Mr. Michael R. Doucette
Commonwealth’s Attorney
City of Lynchburg, Virginia

Mr. Paul J. Larkin Jr.
Senior Legal Research Fellow
Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
The Heritage Foundation

Ms. Neema Singh Guliani
Legislative Counsel
American Civil Liberties Union