…the Eleventh Circuit concluded that under the “reasonable expectation of privacy” test, cell phone location data is also protected under the Fourth Amendment, since this data can reveal private matters such as “being near the home of a lover, or a dispensary of medication, or a place of worship, or a house of ill repute”. The appellate judges also dismissed the argument used in Smith that people lose their right to data submitted to businesses, rejecting the idea that people know in any meaningful way that in using their cell phone they are sending their location information to a provider.
Full Story: Wired Mark one down for the privacy proponents. The whole argument that people can be tracked via cell phones, because they have no expectation of privacy was total BS. NO ONE walking around with a cell phone “expects” that their every action is being tracked all the time and stored forever.