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 his
expectation of privacy was violated by the...
Effective in December 2011 OnStar GPS navigation-and-emergency-services
collect vehicle data for those customers who terminate their agreements .
The 10 page OnStar
Privacy Statement states that:
the Data Connection to your Vehicle is deactivated, data about your Vehicle...
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 Constitutional right to privacy was
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 the New York Times reported that Starbucks teamed...
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 quickly.
With the support of the American Civil...
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." On August 14, 2012 Justice John Rogers of the US...