Supreme Court Privacy Ruling May Expand Other Data Rights (1)

June 22, 2018, 2:38 PMUpdated: June 22, 2018, 9:21 PM

Tech companies that store data will likely be able to use a fresh U.S. Supreme Court decision to defend against government demands for it, privacy attorneys told Bloomberg Law.

The high court ruled June 22 that the government’s acquisition of historical cell-site data related to a criminal investigation was a search requiring a warrant under the Fourth Amendment.

“The fact that such information is gathered by a third party does not make it any less deserving of Fourth Amendment protection,” Roberts wrote in the court’s 5-4 opinion.

Companies may use the decision as a roadmap to challenge law enforcement requests ...

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