Monday, January 30th, 2012

Is Google’s Privacy Policy More Draconian than the Government’s?

GPS Increases Privacy While Google Decreases

The Supreme Court struck a blow for privacy earlier in the week by handing down a ruling that police must have a search warrant in order to use GPS to track a person’s vehicle. The fourth amendment was cited in the decision, stating that using a GPS to track someone without a warrant violates that person’s rights against unreasonable search and seizure. With its roots in a case from 2005, the Supreme Court’s decision was actually the favorable conclusion of a seven-year debate.