State of New Jersey v. Earls

Brief Of Amicus Curiae Electronic Privacy Informration Center


EPIC Urges Court to Uphold Location Privacy in Cell Phone Tracking Case

EPIC filed a "friend of the court" brief in the New Jersey Supreme Court urging the court to uphold Fourth Amendment protections for cell phone users. In State of New Jersey v. Thomas W. Earls, the lower court held that an individual has no legitimate expectation of privacy in the location of their cell phone. EPIC argued that the lower court opinion should be overturned in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Jones. The cell phone tracking techniques in this case, EPIC argued, "is more invasive than the GPS tracking in Jones." For more information, see EPIC: State v. Earls, and EPIC: US v. Jones.

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Reference Info:Appellate Brief | State, 3rd Circuit | United States

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