In the Supreme Court's ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the government's searches of Carpenter's phone records were considered a Fourth Amendment search.
"The Government's position fails to contend with the seismic shifts in digital technology that made possible the tracking of not only Carpenter's location but also everyone else's, not for a short period but for years and years," he wrote.
Roberts pointed out that allowing government access to historical GPS data infringes on Carpenter's Fourth Amendment protections and expectation of privacy, by providing law enforcement with an "all-encompassing record" of his whereabouts. He added that historical GPS data presents an "even greater privacy risk" than real-time GPS monitoring.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Finally, sanity on phone tracking: warrant required!
The Supreme Court of the USA has ruled that police require a warrant to track your cell phone.
Leftists and SJW scum please note, it is the CONSERVATIVES protecting your God given right to privacy and protecting you from government surveillance.
In Canada of course nothing has changed, the cops can (and do!) still track everybody's cell phone whenever and where ever they like.