Monday, October 10, 2011

Cell Phones, Law Enforcement, Warrants, and Geolocation Data

Law enforcement officials are increasingly using cell phone Call Detail Records (CDR's) to gather information for investigations and criminal prosecution. At issue are questions about personal privacy with the increasing technical capability of location-based devices. Cell phone companies (and other companies) collect data about cellular phone calls.  What is questionable is what the legal boundaries are for complying with law enforcement requests for that information? Some companies, such as Cellular Data Resources, provide instruction and training courses to the law enforcement community on how to use CDR's. Read more in "Ruling Fuels Debate On Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking", GPS Daily, September 28, 2011.  Learn more about cell phones and personal security and privacy.

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