Privacy Group Asks High Court To Limit Police GPS Use

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A civil liberties group urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to affirm a lower court's ruling that police use of a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s car without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unlawful searches.

In an amicus brief, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the proliferation of GPS tracking technology in vehicles, smartphones and other consumer electronic devices, as well as its mandated installation by both public and private entities, "creates a large, and largely unregulated, repository containing detailed travel...
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