Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phones Before Appeals Court
The San Francsico-based Electronic Frontier Foundation is sparring with the Justice Department over whether police can track the location of mobile phones without a warrant. The narrow question before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals could impact privacy across mobile and digital media.
Hanni Fakhoury with the Electronic Frontier Foundation countered that the government is trying to conduct invasive searches without any warrant or probable cause. "We're talking about the silent, invisible disclosure of your location simply because you have your cell phone in your pocket or purse and it has a signal," Fakhoury said.