Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Justices Say GPS Tracker Violated Privacy Rights

Adam Liptak, The New York Times, Jan. 23, 2012

From the article: “The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that the police violated the Constitution when they placed a Global Positioning System tracking device on a suspect’s car and monitored its movements for 28 days. But the justices divided 5-to-4 on the rationale for the decision, with the majority saying that the problem was the placement of the device on private property. That ruling avoided many difficult questions, including how to treat information gathered from devices installed by the manufacturer and how to treat information held by third parties like cellphone companies.” Read more

See Also
United States v. Jones
Supreme Court of the United States, October Term, 2011

What Does the Supreme Court GPS Ruling Mean for Privacy?
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 23, 2012