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.
Reasonable Expectations of Privacy
Are Concerns Justified?
The biggest question in each instance is whether concerns are justified. In the Supreme Court case, it seems unquestionable that the concerns raised are justified. Again, it’s a big brother scenario. Nobody wants to be tracked against their will.