Supreme Court: Warrant Usually Required For Cell Tower Records to Track a Person’s Movements

On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that the government generally needs a search warrant to track a person’s location through cell phone location records.  The opinion, in Carpenter v. United States was … Continue reading

Posted in Digital Devices, Digital evidence, Electronic devices, Government Regulations, Law Enforcement, Personal Information, Privacy

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Privacy and The Cell Phone: Arizona Says Yes

Arizona recently recognized a “legitimate expectation of privacy” in cell phones. The case was State v. Peoples, and the opinion was issued on September 12, 2016. The Peoples case was about the police’s search of a cell phone without a … Continue reading

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FBI v Apple: Using a 1789 Law in a 21st Century Privacy Fight

Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to Apple customers that the company would oppose a federal court order (the “Order”) issued on February 16, 2016 because the company believes the Order “threatens the security of our customers.”  In response to … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, Digital evidence, Electronic devices, FBI, Government Regulations, Privacy

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If You Want Something to Remain Private, Don’t Post it on Social Media

Here’s a link to a brief summary of a January 7, 2015 opinion from Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeals upholding the trial court’s order that a personal injury plaintiff was required to produce photographs that she had posted on her … Continue reading

Posted in Digital evidence, Privacy, Social Media

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Privacy and The Cell Phone

A recent United States Supreme Court decision analyzed privacy and electronic evidence in a new and detailed way. The case was Riley v. California, and the opinion was issued on June 25, 2014. The Riley case was about the police’s … Continue reading

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