Judge: Warrant required to access mobile location data

August 25, 2011

The US government should have to obtain a warrant before mobile phone providers have to hand over multiple geolocation data records about customers, a US judge has said.

In Europe, privacy watchdogs have called on geolocation data to be classed as personal data, information that can be used to identify someone. EU data protection laws set out special rules on how personal data can be used by organisations that hold it.

Mr Justice Garaufis said that an exception to privacy rights set out in the United States’ Fourth Amendment should not apply to the collection of multiple records of mobile users’ geolocation data.

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5 Responses to “Judge: Warrant required to access mobile location data”

  1. The REAL Truth About Comet Elenin OR NOT? 8/24/2011.avi

    We often hear the claim that our nation is a democracy. That wasn’t the vision of the founders. They saw democracy as another form of tyranny. If we’ve become a democracy, I guarantee you that the founders would be deeply disappointed by our betrayal of their vision. The founders intended, and laid out the ground rules, for our nation to be a republic.
    The word “democracy” appears nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution — two most fundamental documents of our nation. Instead of a democracy, the Constitution’s Article IV, Section 4, guarantees “to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.” Moreover, let’s ask ourselves: Does our pledge of allegiance to the flag say to “the democracy for which it stands,” or does it say to “the republic for which it stands”? Or do we sing “The Battle Hymn of the Democracy” or “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”

  2. News Flash…

    Cops Are Criminals, They Don’t Care About the Law

    13th Amendment Affirms Law EnFORCEment is Slavery

    • Like that monicker of yours, Locusts.

      Reads like you’re giving the bastards a good cussin!

      (Or you just hit your thumb with a hammer)

  3. Oh don’t worry. The Nazi regime that runs SCOTUS that conservatives were so giddy about putting in power, will overturn this.

    Well done conservatives. You gave us a police state. Oh I know Obama is keeping it going, but you fools have been given your marching orders to call him a Socialist. I wish he was just a little liberal. He is a conservative.

    We MUST be about the utter destruction of conservatism or mankind will not survive.

  4. This won’t stop the practice of providers turning over information to police agencies. They will continue with complete contempt for the Constitution as they have for years.

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