This week, Eastern District of New York Judge Nicholas Garaufis rejected an FBI effort to use an individual’s cell phone tower records to track his movements over a 113 day period without first obtaining a warrant based on probable cause. Judge Garaufis’ opinion stakes some new ground and draws a line in the sand in the battle over location privacy. The reasoning may have some influence on location tracking and the Fourth Amendment, as the United States Supreme Court considers GPS tracking this term, in United States v. Jones. For more, click here.
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