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What To Watch As Supreme Court Tackles Location Privacy

Law360, New York (November 22, 2017, 4:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is gearing up to hear arguments on Nov. 29 in a privacy case that has the potential to set a definitive standard for how both the government and private companies can use individuals' location data, and attorneys say there are several important questions to be on the lookout for to help determine how the justices may rule.

In the case, Carpenter v. U.S., the justices have been asked to determine whether the Sixth Circuit erred in concluding that a phone’s historical cell-site location information counts as a routinely collected business record that the government can gather without...

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