Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Private Investigator News: Third Circuit says that a warrant may be needed for tracking cell phones

"A federal appeals court in Philadelphia ruled Tuesday that the government may need a warrant when trying to obtain phone records that show a person's location.

It was not a clear victory for privacy advocates, but it kept open a door that law enforcement had wanted to slam shut.

Kevin Bankston, a senior staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the appeals court recognized that there were circumstances that fall under the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure."  
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