On 31 July, the chief judge of the Southern District of New York delivered the latest in a series of controversial judgments stemming from a test case brought by Microsoft in an extra-territorial warrant issued under the U.S. Stored Communications Act. In the third ruling on the matter, the court found in favour of the
Third Circuit Says Warrants Required for GPS Tracking
This post was also written by Frederick Lah.
Earlier this month, the Third Circuit held in U.S. v. Katzin that a search warrant is required before the government may use a GPS tracking device. Katzin marks the first time a federal appellate court has ruled on the need for a warrant with respect to GPS…