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US says phone location warrant to Google preserved constitutional privacy protections in novel 'geofencing' case

By Mike Swift
  • 13 Mar 2023 22:07
  • 13 Mar 2023 22:39
A digital dragnet that required Google to share the location data of nearby Android smartphones at the time of a 2019 Virginia bank robbery did not violate privacy protections in the US Constitution, the US government said in the first federal appeals court review of the practice of “geofencing.”

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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