In a boost for privacy rights, US Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to track phone data

A 5:4 decision. Chief Justice Roberts notes that the facility would give police “near perfect surveillance, as if it had attached an ankle monitor to the phone’s user.”

I agree with Jake Laperruque, senior counsel at the Project On Government Oversight: the ruling is positive but “it seems like they’re taking baby steps when the technology is sprinting.”

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