18 Nov Phone Carriers Mum on Upcoming Major Cellphone Privacy Case
Big players in the wireless industry are seen to be keeping their distance on a big privacy case that is set to be heard by the US Supreme court on November 29.
The case is said to provide a clear answer as to whether authorities need a warrant when obtaining cellphone location information used for implicating suspects.
While wireless trade group CTIA and carriers AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile US remained aloof to the matter, Verizon has called for stronger protections for customer data privacy.
Verizon’s Rich Young said that the Supreme Court’s decision will make a significant impact on how authorities obtain similar information from other types of providers in the future.