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Peter S. Vogel: Warrantless Tracking of Cell GPS Upheld by 6th Circuit
Posted on 13 Sep 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel No warrant was required to track a drug dealer's GPS locations from cell phones since the defendant "did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from his cell phone that showed its location."... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Is Privacy at Risk with Mobile Purchases?
Posted on 24 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

Privacy is not mentioned in the recent announcements by many large retailers for use of mobile apps for credit and debit card purchases . However, consumers' GPS data linked to mobile devices will likely lead to less privacy. In early August, 2012... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: 88% of American Adults Have Cell Phones - Easy Access to GPS Data?
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by Peter S. Vogel

GPS location data on cell phone accounts for virtually every adult in the US based on Pew Research recent report that an astonishing 88% of US adults have cell phones . Whether a search warrant will be required for GPS data appears to be changing very... Read More

GPS Privacy in Doubt for Former OnStar Customers
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Effective in December 2011 OnStar GPS navigation-and-emergency-services company will collect vehicle data for those customers who terminate their agreements . The 10 page OnStar Privacy Statement states that: Unless the Data Connection to your... Read More

GPS Tracking Required Warrant
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

A court recently ruled that the use of GPS tracking data in a drug distribution case violated the defendant's constitutional rights and the police needed a warrant. The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a brief in support of Antoine Jones that... Read More

GPS Data Will be Considered by the US Supreme Court
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Today everybody carries GPS devices in their phones (and tablets), but few people consider that our personal privacy may be compromised as a result. In November the US Supreme Court will hear argument ( US v. Jones ) as to whether the drug suspect's... Read More