US Supreme Court boosts privacy with mobile data ruling

Landmark decision will force US government to obtain warrant for location data.
Privacy rights campaigners are celebrating a major victory after the Supreme Court ruled that the US government must seek a warrant to obtain mobile phone location data on individuals.

The 5-4 ruling grants Fourth Amendment protection to what it described as “deeply revealing” data which can be used to create a “detailed chronicle of a person’s physical presence compiled every day, every moment over years.

Crucially, the Supreme Court rejected the “Third Party Doctrine”: a legal principle the government had relied on for years to justify its warrantless collection of phone data.

> Read entire article Supreme Court boosts privacy with mobile data ruling | Phil Muncaster | InfoSecurity


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