DOJ Must Disclose Phone Tracking Cases: DC Circ.

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice must publicly disclose court records for cases in which police use cellphone location data to track suspects who are later convicted, saying the public interest outweighs relatively weak privacy concerns.

The D.C. Circuit did not rule on whether or not the Justice Department should disclose the names and numbers of cases that were dismissed or sealed, remanding that question for further investigation in a lower court.  Neither the department or the plaintiff in the case,...
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