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Supreme Court protects digital privacy of cellphone location records

(Photo: Michael Owens, USA Today) In a ruling that could have broad implications for privacy rights in the digital age, justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum said rapid advances in technology make decades-old rules on data privacy inadequate. It was another in a series of digital privacy verdicts issued by the Supreme Court, following rulings in recent years that police cannot use GPS equipment to track vehicles or search cellphones without a warrant.  See full USA Today article>

2018-07-03T14:03:42+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone Forensics, Digital Privacy, Investigations|Comments Off on Supreme Court protects digital privacy of cellphone location records

CA Court Rules Social Media Companies Can Be Compelled To Provide Defendants Some User Content

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) On Thursday, May 24, 2018, California’s Supreme Court ruled that social media companies can be compelled to provide criminal defendants user content that is public. Many social media companies including Facebook have ignored requests arguing that federal law prevents the release of user content. See Full AP Article>

2018-07-03T11:58:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Digital Privacy, Social Media|Comments Off on CA Court Rules Social Media Companies Can Be Compelled To Provide Defendants Some User Content