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Judge Limits Searches Using Cellphone Data

EFF IN THE NEWS
September 16, 2008

The government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause of criminal activity before directing a wireless provider to turn over records that show where customers used their cellphones, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, in the first opinion by a federal district court on the issue.

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"This is a great ruling for location privacy and for people who think the government should have probable cause before they track you," said Jennifer Granick, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case.

Friday, September 12, 2008
Washington Post
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