Enacts new Article 16C, Provision of Wireless Call Location to Law Enforcement, in GS Chapter 15A. Requires a wireless services provider to give call location information for the device of a user to a requesting law enforcement agency or public safety answering point; only allows the request to be made in an emergency situation involving an imminent risk of death or serious physical harm and only if the amount of data is reasonably necessary to prevent the imminent death or harm. Provides that no civil action can be brought against the provider or specified persons for providing the call location data if the provider acted in good faith reliance upon the representations of the law enforcement agency or public safety answering point. Requires the State Bureau of Investigation to keep a database of emergency contact information for all wireless telecommunications carriers registered to do business in the state and make the information available when requested to all public safety answering points in the state.
Effective July 1, 2019.
Bill H 614 (2019-2020)Summary date: Apr 4 2019 - More information
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