UW Privacy Office

June 25, 2018

Supreme Court Rules that Warrants Generally Are Required to Collect Cellphone Data

Source: New York Times, June 22, 2018

Supreme Court Rules that Warrants Generally Are Required to Collect Cellphone Data

In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies….The decision thus has implications for all kinds of personal information held by third parties, including email and text messages, internet searches, and bank and credit card records.