In a case that could prove to be one of the most important privacy rights battles of the modern era, the 3rd Circuit will hear arguments this week on the proper legal standard to apply when prosecutors demand cell phone location data. The 3rd Circuit will become the first federal appellate court to tackle the question as Justice Department lawyers square off against a coalition of privacy and civil liberties lawyers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy & Technology and the ACLU.
3rd Circuit to Mull Privacy of Cell Phone Data
The Legal Intelligencer
February 8, 2010