Courts Are Now Protecting Individual’s Privacy Interests by Requiring Warrants To Obtain Cell Phone Data and Cell Site Records

Recently the opinion in Riley v. California by  U.S. Supreme Court received a lot of attention. The Court established that a warrant is required for law enforcement to perform a search of the  phone of an arrested citizen for it’s  data.

In another opinion the Eleventh Circuit recently held in United States v. Davis that   warrantless collection of data stored  by phone service providers providing the cell site location information of a citizen’s cell phone, violates the Fourth Amendment.

We applaud our courts for recognizing that new technologies don’t mean the end of our freedoms and right to privacy.