The recent social media craze has made it easy to share information with family and friends—but this convenience can come at a price. Many people don’t understand how easily this information can leak out to third parties who can use it for their own purposes. The good news is that courts take these invasions of privacy seriously. Officers were recently investigated for using Quartavious Davis’s cell phone to place him at several crime scenes. On June 11, 2014, the Eleventh US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that doing so is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
A Landmark Decision to Protect Individual Privacy
As long as your phone is turned on, it regularly transmits details of its location to nearby cell towers, even if the phone isn’t in use.… Read More