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Updated: July 14, 2017

What laws can protect me from GPS monitoring?

Some states may have laws that specifically protect you from having a tracking device installed on your property without your consent.  If the abuser tampered with your personal technology devices (e.g., cell phone, tablet, etc.), there may also be state laws that protect you, such as interference or tampering with an electronic communications device.  Depending on the language of your state’s laws, stalking, harassment, or cyberstalking laws may protect you from this behavior as well.  You can read our Stalking/Cyberstalking page for more information.  Additionally, electronic surveillance laws may also apply to a situation where an abuser is monitoring or tracking you.  Many of these laws are not specifically focused on domestic violence, so when speaking to the police, an advocate, or an attorney, it may be a good idea to suggest that they look at the computer crimes or privacy laws within your state.

You can find laws in your state on our Crimes page by selecting your state from the drop-down menu.  You can also find legal resources on our Finding a Lawyer page to discuss your case with a lawyer.