No Warrant Needed to Track Phones, Says Court
Law enforcement does not need to obtain a search warrant in order to obtain cell phone location data from network operators, according to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The decision overturns two earlier rulings that said search warrants should be required. Instead, law enforcement needs to obtain a court order, which does not need to meet the same rigorous legal requirements as a search warrant, in order to obtain the location data. The court of appeals called the data "a business record that belongs to the network operator." As such, Fourth Amendment protections shouldn't apply. The new ruling conflicts with those made in other states in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the state of New Jersey said that law enforcement must obtain a search warrant in order to collect location data from cellphone providers.
Court: No Warrant Needed For Police to Snag Cell Location Data
A federal court ruled police can obtain cell phone location records from carriers without first getting a warrant. A Florida man, Quartavious Davis, convicted of seven armed robberies in 2010 argued the cell phone records used to place him in the vicinity of the robberies were protected under the Fourth Amendment.
Court: No Warrant Needed to Pull Carrier-Based Location Data
A U.S. appeals court said law enforcement does not need to obtain a warrant before obtaining location data from wireless network operators.
Supreme Court Weighing Warrants for Cell Phone Location
The Supreme Court today heard a case regarding whether or not law enforcement can access certain types of cell location data without a warrant. Government agencies do not currently need a warrant when requesting location and other data held by phone companies thanks to a 1979 court case.
Supreme Court to Weigh Accessibility of Cell Location Data
The Supreme Court today said it will hear a case regarding whether or not law enforcement can access certain types of cell location data without a warrant. As it stands today, the government does not need to get a warrant when seeking location and other information held by phone companies.
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So, with that being said, don't be a terrorist or do anything else stupid and you'll be fine.
I hear the tea party being called terrorists all the time.
You could start by not making stupid statements like this one. I take my Constitutional rights seriously. And I have a serious problem with anyone who s...