Analysis

High Court Phone Case Could Crimp Use Of Location Data

By Allison Grande (June 6, 2017, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped squarely into the debate over whether law enforcement needs a warrant to obtain cellphone location records, an issue that not only implicates crime-fighting efforts, but also the ability of tech giants like Google and Facebook to continue freely using consumers' location data, attorneys say.

On the heels of recent decisions that established a reasonable expectation of privacy surrounding GPS tracking data and personal cellphone contents, the high court again ventured into the murky terrain where digital evidence meets Fourth Amendment protections. The justices will review the Sixth Circuit's 2016 decision in Carpenter v. U.S., which...

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