NJ Cellphone Privacy Ruling Will Inspire More States To Act

Law360, New York (July 19, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday established a warrant requirement for police access to cellphone location data in a groundbreaking ruling that attorneys expect will encourage other state courts to set their own privacy protections in the absence of federal guidance.

Building on a reputation of being at the forefront of divisive social issues, the New Jersey high court declared in a unanimous opinion authored by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner that the state's Constitution provides residents privacy rights that block law enforcement from obtaining cellphone...
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