31 Jul '13, 6pm

U.S. Court: No Warrant Needed to Seize Phone Location Data:

In another loss for wireless customer privacy, a U.S. court has decided authorities need only a court order to access cell site location data records. The Wall Street Journal reports that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals undid a previous court ruling that protected cell phone location data under the Constitution and that accessing it required a search warrant. The appeals court invoked the Stored Communications Act in determining the need for a court order, which requires authorities to demonstrate only “reasonable grounds” in order to gain access to the records. In the court document filed yesterday , the historical cell site location information in question is referred to as a record of cell sites accessed by an individual’s device. The decision regarding location data comes just months after leaked information revealed the National Security Agency was culling perso...

Full article: http://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2013/07/us-court-no-warr...

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