EPIC Urges NJ Court To Upturn Cellphone Tracking Ruling

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 2:26 PM EST) -- A privacy group urged New Jersey's highest court on Wednesday to overturn a decision holding that a burglary suspect's cellphone location could be tracked without a warrant, arguing the method was more invasive than the GPS monitoring recently struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed an amicus brief in an appeal by Thomas Earls, who was tracked and located by police using cellphone location data provided by T-Mobile USA Inc. The group said that in light of the federal high...
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