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SCOTUS Rules Warrantless Phone Location Data Requests Illegal

25 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

In a five-to-four vote cast earlier today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that most warrantless smartphone location data requests are illegal, throwing out a previous verdict from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and providing digital privacy advocates with a major win. SCOTUS hence put an official end to Carpenter v. the U.S., a highly polarizing case that stems back from 2011 when one Timothy Carpenter was charged with a series of armed robberies performed in Ohio and Michigan in late 2010 and early 2011 based on handset location data the FBI obtained without a...
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Supreme Court rules cops need warrant to obtain location data generated by your phone

Supreme Court rules cops need warrant to obtain location data generated by your phone

25 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, ruled that police need a search warrant to obtain location data generated by a cellphone over a period of time. The ruling says that collecting this data from wireless providers without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which guards against unreasonable search and seizure. Conservative Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the four liberals on the court to write the prevailing decision.
The ruling is limited to cell-site location data. Whether cops need a warrant to see the real time location of a criminal ...
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U.S. Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to obtain phone location data

U.S. Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to obtain phone location data

25 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get...
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Supreme Court sides with Apple in decision to require search warrant to obtain cellphone data

Supreme Court sides with Apple in decision to require search warrant to obtain cellphone data

26 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

In line with Apple's stance, a new Supreme Court decision this morning has ruled that in general the government will need a warrant to collect information from wireless carriers like location data.
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Supreme Court rules: Yes, gov't needs warrant to get cellphone location data

Supreme Court rules: Yes, gov't needs warrant to get cellphone location data

26 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court for the No Muslim Ban on April 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for MoveOn.org)
In a 5-4 decision issued Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that if the government wants to collect a suspect's cell-site location information -detailed, granular data that shows where a person is every few seconds-it needs a warrant to do so.
However, the court declined to overturn the controversial "third-party doctrine," the 1970s-era legal precedent that found there was no "reasonable expectation of...
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Supreme Court rules that police need warrants to get phone location info

Supreme Court rules that police need warrants to get phone location info

26 days ago   |   By iMore

The decision was ruled in favor with a 5-4 vote.
The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 22 stating that police must first get an official warrant before they can use cell tower data to track someone's location.
This ruling comes from the Carpenter v. United States case that dates back six years to 2011. Timothy Carpenter was arrested for a robbery in Detroit during that year, but only after police tracked down 12,898 locations of Carpenter over the course of 127 days. However, the police obtained all this data without any sort of warrant.
With the June 22 decision from the...
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Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants to Obtain a User's Smartphone Location Data

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants to Obtain a User's Smartphone Location Data

26 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

The United States Supreme Court today ruled that the government "is required" to obtain a warrant if it wants to gain access to data found on a civilian's smartphone, but only when it's related to the user's location data .
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The decision is expected to have major implications for digital privacy moving forward as it pertains to legal cases, and could cause ripples in unlawful search and seizure cases that involve personal information held by companies like emails, texts, internet searches, bank records, and more.
In a major statement on privacy in the digital...
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