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 November 13, 2011  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

There’s been a lot written about United States v. Jones, the GPS case argued at the Supreme Court last week. One of the most thoughtful commentaries I’ve read was written by Derrick Harris on GigaOM. Noting the distinction between the narrow issue before the court and the broader issue it raises, Derrick sets up the question:

The case, United States v. Jones, is specifically about whether police needed a search warrant to place a GPS device on a suspect’s car and monitor his movements for 28 days, but the Court’s holding could have a much broader effect. Several justices seized upon a very important question: How much data is too much before allowable surveillance crosses the line into an invasion of privacy?

Read more on GigaOM.

h/t, @MarshallYoum

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