Supreme Court says police must obtain a warrant before using cellphones to track suspects in a major win for privacy campaigners | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Supreme Court says police must obtain a warrant before using cellphones to track suspects in a major win for privacy campaigners

Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the court's four liberals, wrote that 'an individual maintains a legitimate expectation of privacy in the record of his physical movements'.

Roberts said the court's decision is limited to cellphone tracking information and does not affect other business records, including those held by banks.

He also wrote that police still can respond to an emergency and obtain records without a warrant.

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