Ruling on GPS Tracking Could Protect Cellphone Privacy

If you’ve ever thought that law enforcement might be tracking you through your cell phone, you might be right. But unless the agency has a warrant, what they’re doing is unconstitutional.

In a recent court case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that monitoring suspected lawbreakers via GPS without a warrant was unconstitutional by the parameters of the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, the court ruled that evidence acquired via warrantless GPS tracking was inadmissible in the relevant case.

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