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The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes | about 3 months ago

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Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "The government cannot use cell phone location data as evidence in a criminal proceeding without first obtaining a warrant, an appeals court ruled today, in one of the most important privacy decisions in recent memory.
"In short, we hold that cell site location information is within the subscriber’s reasonable expectation of privacy," the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled. "The obtaining of that data without a warrant is a Fourth Amendment violation.""

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11th=Florida, Georgia and Alabama (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 3 months ago | (#47219045)

This will ultimately get decided by SCOTUS because Congress refuses to do its job.

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