United States v. Jones – An important case involving your rights.

bill-of-rights-and-leftsThis decision had important ratifications concerning your rights. The case, United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945, 565 U.S. decided in 2012, decided by the Supreme Court case involved the use of a installed Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking device on a vehicle that was use to monitor the vehicle’s movements, which the supreme court held it constituted a search under the Fourth Amendment. In other words alleged law  enforcement need a warrant to track you. Read more about it here and here. The decision was a slam dunk, ALL the justices agreed and/or concurred.

Now, with today’s 911 technology, in this case reverse 911, New York counties have the ability to track you using your cellphone GPS location system using their PSAP system. This system is a good system PROVIDING it is used for the purpose it was intended to be used for. However when it is use illegally for the purposes to track and/or gather more information in the form of text messages and/or voice recordings in the hopes of “piling it on”.  This is completely illegal and unlawful and anyone aiding and/or abiding these actions can be held liable as well. Read more about it here.

 

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