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Supreme Court rules that police need warrants to get phone location info

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The decision was ruled in favor with a 5-4 vote.
The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 22 stating that police must first get an official warrant before they can use cell tower data to track someone's location.
This ruling comes from the Carpenter v. United States case that dates back six years to 2011. Timothy Carpenter was arrested for a robbery in Detroit during that year, but only after police tracked down 12,898 locations of Carpenter over the course of 127 days. However, the police obtained all this data without any sort of warrant.
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Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Track Americans' Cellphone Location Data Without Warrant

Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Track Americans' Cellphone Location Data Without Warrant

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The narrow decision only applied to cellphone tower records used to track an individual.
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U.S. top court rules warrants required for cellphone location data

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
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Police Need Search Warrant to Track Suspects' Location via Cell Tower Records, Supreme Court Says

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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones.
The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age. Police collection of cellphone tower information has become an important tool in criminal investigations.
The outcome marks a big change in how police can obtain phone records. Authorities can go to the phone company and obtain information about the numbers dialed from a home telephone without presenting a warrant.
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Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell tower records

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The government had argued there is no privacy in information knowingly transmitted to a third party.
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Justices adopt new privacy rules for cellphone tracking

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The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones. The justices' 5-4...
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Supreme Court says police can't use your phone to track you without a court order

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It's a big win for privacy advocates.
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Supreme Court rules police typically need warrants to access cell phone location info

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The Supreme Court has ruled that police typically need a search warrant before trying to track a person's movements via their cell phone. Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four Democratic appointees in the decision , continuing an expansion by the Roberts court of privacy rights in a digital age. Roberts' majority opinion says police must get a warrant in "mine-run" criminal cases, but could access such information without a warrant in an emergency.
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Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Get Location Information From Cell Towers

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The Supreme Court ruled police do need a search warrant to obtain cell-phone location information routinely collected by wireless providers.
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Supreme Court rules warrants required for cellphone location data

24 days ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
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Supreme Court rules warrants required for cellphone location data

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The ruling sets a higher legal hurdle for law enforcement than previously existed under federal law
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Supreme Court adopts new rules for cellphone tracking

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WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones.
The justices' 5-4 decision Friday is a victory for privacy in the digital age.
That's a big change from the old days when authorities could go to the phone company and obtain information about the numbers dialed from a home telephone without presenting a warrant.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by the court's four liberals.
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Police need warrant for cell phone location data, SCOTUS rules

Police need warrant for cell phone location data, SCOTUS rules

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The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a defendant challenging the government's use of his cellphone location information without a warrant.
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U.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights

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Law enforcement officials need a warrant to get mobile-phone tower records that show someone's location over an extended period, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a decision that bolsters digital privacy rights.
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Supreme Court rules that police need a warrant to access cell phone data

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The Supreme Court ruled that police need a search warrant to review cell phone records that include data like a user's location.
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