4th Circuit rules that obtaining cell site location data requires a warrant

The split among appellate courts on the privacy of cell site location data raises the likelihood that the issue will need to be addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Subpoena? Court order? Search warrant? How the government can get your data

After a full 11-judge en banc panel of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit reversed a ruling made last June by a 3-judge panel of the same Court, deciding that government law enforcement…

11th Circuit court says no warrant needed for cell site location data

The decision cites multiple Supreme Court precedents holding that individuals cannot have a reasonable expectation of privacy for records (in this case, cell tower location data) owned and maintained by a third-party business.