Tag Archives: Fourth Amendment

US Supreme Court Evaluates Privacy of Cell Phone Data

Last Thursday, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in Carpenter v. United States.  At issue was whether the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment when it obtained the cellphone location records of Timothy Carpenter.  The FBI used these records to establish Mr. Carpenter’s whereabouts during time periods in which certain armed robberies occurred.  The government … Continue Reading

Supreme Court to Hear Microsoft Emails Case

In an order issued on October 16, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in United States v. Microsoft Corporation, a case with potentially far-reaching implications for the privacy of electronic data maintained by technology companies across the globe. The case, which Robinson+Cole has previously discussed here, here, and here, arises from a warrant obtained … Continue Reading

U.S. Supreme Court holds that ankle bracelet monitoring is a form of search and seizure

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court in Grady v. North Carolina vacated the judgment of the Supreme Court of North Carolina upholding the use of a GPS monitor on a recidivist offender.  The statute authorizing the program explained that the purpose of the GPS monitor was “for time correlated and continuous tracking of the geographic … Continue Reading
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