29 Nov “Carpenter vs US” Expected to Set Precedent for Wireless Data Tracking Cases
A case which the US Supreme Court will be taking up on Wednesday is expected to clarify issues surrounding the access of law enforcement to location data kept by wireless providers.
Lawyers of defendant Timothy Carpenter, as well as privacy advocates such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), railed against the use of phone records obtained without a warrant which was used to convict Carpenter, calling it a government overreach.
However, US authorities justified their actions by citing the third-party doctrine which says that people should no longer expect privacy once they voluntary give their information to a third-party provider.
Source: SC Media UK