Posted by: NuVida Data Forensics | September 7, 2011

Did You Sign Your Privacy Rights Away With Your Cell Phone Provider?

On Tuesday, a civil liberties group won a case against law enforcement on the use of GPS to track suspects. The Global Positioning System (GPS) used in cell phones, tablets and laptops to pin point the location an individual has traveled is a new technology being utilized. “The group has argued that prosecutors are getting information about a suspect’s location with a judge’s approval — but without a warrant providing probable cause, which is typically needed in criminal cases for a warrant.”

“The ACLU questioned how often prosecutors have used applications for such information and sued to get details, a challenge the Justice Department said would violate the privacy of those under investigation or prosecuted.”

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