US judge rules warrant required to access mobile location data

Over in the States it appears that mobile phone users will be having a legal precedent to back up their mobile phone privacy rights, as a federal judge has ruled that law enforcers and the like will require probable cause along with a warrant to access a mobile phone’s historical mobile tower location data.

Jennifer Granick, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, states: “This is a great ruling for location privacy and for people who think the government should have probable cause before they track you.”

Judge Terrence F. McVerry ruled that a government request for any location data on mobile phones require a warrant, however the government is looking at their options.

Source — washingtonpost via intomobile

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