Analysis

High Court Phone Case Could Crimp Use Of Location Data

Law360, New York (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...
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