EPIC Says Gov't Needs Warrant In Cellphone Tracking Case

Law360, New York (January 29, 2013, 3:55 PM EST) -- New Jersey’s highest court heard arguments on Tuesday from a privacy group seeking to protect cellphone users’ reasonable expectation of privacy by urging the court to reverse a finding that a burglary suspect's cellphone location could be tracked without a warrant.

Electronic Privacy Information Center advocacy counsel Alan Butler presented oral arguments before the New Jersey Supreme Court in the appeal of Thomas Earls, who was tracked and located by police using cellphone location data provided by T-Mobile USA Inc. In an associated brief, EPIC laid...
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