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Government might get new rules regarding your cell phone location data

Posted on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 11:12 am    

The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in Carpenter v. United States, the case of whether it’s proper for law enforcement officials to use cellular location data. That’s oversimplified, but there are major ramifications here as more and more of our data ends up in the cloud, controlled by third-party companies. And early signs point to … something happening.

We’re not expecting a ruling until the spring of 2018, but here’s the quick and dirty from the steps of the Supreme Court from 4th Amendment Expert Orin Kerr, courtesy of Lawfare: