Appellate Ruling Addresses Cell Phone Privacy Concerns
Published in the Daily Business Review, July 17, 2014
The recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in U.S. v. Quartavious Davis stands at the crossroad of technology and privacy. In Davis, the Eleventh Circuit held that cell site location information is within a cell phone subscriber’s reasonable expectation of privacy, and that law enforcement’s obtaining of that information without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment.
Note: The 11th Circuit Court of Appeal sitting as a full panel later reversed this opinion.