N.J. Supreme Court restricts police access to cellphone data

07/19/2013 | Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.), The

In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement agencies must obtain warrants in order to use cellphone data to track the movements of people suspected of committing crimes. "Cell phones are not meant to serve as tracking devices to locate their owners wherever they may be," wrote Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.

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