Jun 142019
 
 June 14, 2019  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Cristian Farias, one of the editors at the NYT, has a commentary that is part of their Privacy Project. It begins:

Timothy Carpenter won’t be remembered for the circumstances that landed him in prison, but for the Supreme Court case that bears his name.

Carpenter v. United States, which set a new benchmark for privacy in the digital age, requires the police to obtain a warrant before obtaining cellphone location history from a phone company. Privacy advocates hailed the ruling, and saw in it the potential for broader protections for personal data in the digital age.

Yet one curiosity of the case, as with similar Fourth Amendment rulings that limit the government’s reach into our private lives, is that it won’t be of any help to Mr. Carpenter.

Read more on the NY Times.

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