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Obama DOJ Supports Warrantless Wireless Location Searches

March 25, 2009

The Department of Justice is urging courts to allow law enforcement officials to obtain users' cell tower location data without a search warrant. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are objecting, and the courts have so far held that location information stored by a mobile phone provider is legally protected by the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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