This past June, the Supreme Court decided the case Carpenter v. United States, which some may call one of the most influential and important opinions of our time. This case calls into question the government’s access to information provided by a device that is most probably within one foot of you right now. That’s right – your cell phone. The issue presented in this case is whether the Government conducts a search under the Fourth Amendment when it accesses historical cell phone records that provide a comprehensive chronicle of the user’s past movements.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on October 3, 2018. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Nikfar, Odelia, "Privacy and the New Age of Technology" (2018). AELJ Blog. 176.