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EPIC Files Brief on Gov't Access To Cell Records

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 21, 2012

The Electronic Privacy and Information Center (EPIC) has filed a friend of the court in the Fifth Circuit "urging the court to uphold Fourth Amendment protections for cell phone users," EPIC writes. In "U.S. for Historical Cell-Site Data," EPIC asks that courts deny government requests for citizens' cell phone data histories without a warrant, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Jones, where five justices concluded that "month-long location tracking of a vehicle violated an individual's reasonable expectation of privacy," EPIC writes, adding, "this court should hold that individuals have a reasonable expectation of privacy in two months of historical cell phone location records."
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