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High Court To Hear Plenty on Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 11, 2011

CNET News reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has no shortage of privacy-related cases on its docket as it starts its fall term. Many of the cases involve the use of GPS devices, as in the case of Antoine Jones, whose appeal is based on the argument that Washington, DC, police should have obtained a warrant before using GPS technology to track his vehicle on suspicion he was selling illegal drugs. Another case will examine whether police had the right to search an arrested suspect's cell phone contents without a warrant. Yet another will examine whether a pilot's Privacy Act rights were violated when his medical data was shared among government agencies.
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