Supreme Court rules 5-4 for digital privacy

CNetThe US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of digital privacy.

In a 5-4 decision on Friday, the justices said police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. That reversed and remanded a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Carpenter v. United States is the first case about phone location data that the Supreme Court has ruled on. That makes it a landmark decision regarding how law enforcement agencies can use technology as they build cases. The court heard arguments in the case on Nov. 29.

Roberts voted with the usual crew of leftists, which is actually rather disappointing. Privacy should be a bipartisan issue, and adhering to the Fourth Amendment in particular should appeal to the justices on the right. I'm not sure what to make of this.

This entry was published Sun Jun 24 14:22:10 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-06-22 12:45:13.0. [Tweet]

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