Analysis

High Court Ruling May Spur Broader Location Privacy Limits

Law360 (June 22, 2018, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's split ruling Friday that historical cellphone location records are entitled to heightened privacy protections not only deals a major blow to law enforcement, but could also jeopardize the way private companies such as Google and Facebook currently use and share sensitive information by giving ammunition to courtroom challenges and policy efforts to rein in these practices, attorneys say.

In a 5-4 ruling that came nearly seven months after oral arguments were held, the high court rejected the federal government's argument that individuals such as petitioner Timothy Carpenter don't have a legitimate expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment in...

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