June 23, 2018
As seen in this article, "The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled
that your cell phone's location data is private, and that anyone seeking access
must first obtain a warrant.
"The 5-4 ruling (Carpenter
vs. United States) breaks with previous federal decisions, and has massive
implications for New Jerseyans and all Americans.
"'Given the fact that there are nearly 400 million cell
phone accounts in the U.S., the reach of today's decision is potentially very
broad,' said Peter Verniero, a former associate state Supreme Court
"'Although this decision applies specifically to criminal
law cases, the (U.S.) Supreme Court's strong embrace of a cell phone user's
expectation of privacy could prompt policy changes in a civil law or commercial