Saturday, June 23, 2018

"a groundbreaking victory for Americans’ privacy rights"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects’ movements by collecting information about where they’ve used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age. 
The justices’ 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain cellphone tower records, an important tool in criminal investigations. 
Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the court’s four liberals, said cellphone location information “is detailed, encyclopedic and effortlessly compiled.” Roberts wrote that “an individual maintains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the record of his physical movements” as they are captured by cellphone towers. 
Roberts said the court’s decision is limited to cellphone tracking information and does not affect other business records, including those held by banks."
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