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

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. Many states have been grappling with the ambiguity of laws on law enforcement use of GPS tracking as its use increases, prompting Maine and Montana to pass laws restricting its use.

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