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Are you asking if it is legal to trace the GPS unit to its owner or is it legal to use a GPS device to track someone?
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The only way to track the GPS device itself to find out who owns it is to subpoena the records of the company that made it or where it was bought and they may have that information. There is no other way to find it.
As to whether it is legal, in VA it is not illegal to place a GPS tracking device on someone else's vehicle. There was a law they tried to pass in VA last year but it did not pass and they haven't proposed it and passed it again this year.
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