New Jersey Supreme Court: Cell Phone Users Have Privacy Interest In Cell Phone Location Information

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that police cannot access the location information revealed by your cell phone without first acquiring a warrant based on probable cause. In State v. Earls , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], police were investigating a string of burglaries...

Smartphone Theft Prevention Act Clears First Committee Vote

Legislation that requires all smartphones and tablets sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technology that will render stolen devices useless has passed its first committee vote in the California Senate. Senate Bill 962, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]...

Smartphone Theft Legislation Passes California Senate

SB 962 Requires All New Smartphones Sold in California to Come Pre-Equipped With Theft-Deterring Technology The California Senate has passed legislation that requires all smartphones sold in California to come pre-equipped with theft-deterring technological solutions to render the device useless if...

Supreme Court Prohibits Warrantless Cell Phone Searches Incident to Arrest: While the Fourth Amendment Remains Invariant, Technology Alters the Facts and Legal Conclusions

By David Bender The reduced expectations of privacy caused by an arrest do not mean the Fourth Amendment, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], no longer applies. The United States argued that a search of all data stored on a cell phone is materially indistinguishable from searches...

Jay Shapiro on Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie: Supreme Court Determines Legality of Cell Phone Searches Incident to Arrest

In Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie, ( David Leon Riley v. State of California , No. 13-132, United States v. Brima Wurie , No. 13-212, U.S. Sup.; 2014 U.S. LEXIS 4497) [lexis.com subscribers may access Supreme Court briefs and the opinion for this case], the US Supreme Court has issued...