While privacy advocates see it as a victory, there are still outstanding issues. "What the court didn't rule on was whether or not the fourth amendment always protects cell phone tracking data records. The court didn't rule whether government always needed a warrant to obtain this data," said Kevin Bankston, senior staff attorney of the EFF. "There isn't a clear nationwide standard on this yet. It's been constitutional avoidance. In this case, the court didn't answer that question."

Thursday, September 9, 2010
International Business Times