New Jersey Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data

In a decision following the Florida Supreme Court's, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement must get a search warrant before obtaining tracking information from cell phone providers. The New York Times quotes legal experts saying that this issue is likely to end up before the United States Supreme Court.

One of the more interesting things in the article is American Civil Liberties Union findings that law enforcement has been so aggressive in using cellphone tracking data that some cellphone companies started marketing a catalog of "surveillance fees" to police departments, to track suspects or even to download text messages sent to a phone that had been turned off.

Read the article here.