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Court Case Raises Privacy Issues

GEO PRIVACY—U.S.

June 7, 2011

The Advertiser reports on a Delaware Supreme Court case that "could help define personal privacy and set limits on how far police can go when using electronic surveillance in Delaware and perhaps across the U.S." The case, Delaware v. Michael D. Holden, involves police use of GPS without a court-approved warrant to track a suspect for more than 20 days. The case was initially overturned in a lower court because the judge ruled it was an illegal search. One attorney noted the case could raise the issue of the "reasonable expectation of privacy."
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