High Court Takes Aim At Setting Location Privacy Bar

By Allison Grande (November 29, 2017, 10:03 PM EST) -- Several U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared receptive to requiring more stringent protections for historical cellphone location data than for other business records, in a case that has the potential to have sweeping implications for the government's ability to access a wide range of sensitive digital information.

The high court is being asked to decide whether the federal government should have used a probable cause warrant instead of orders issued under the Stored Communications Act to access the petitioner's historical cellphone location records. (AP) In Carpenter v. U.S., the high court is being asked to decide whether the federal government...

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