Police Requests for Cellphone Data Surge

Police Requests for Cellphone Data Surge

Last year AT&T and T-Mobile documented that law enforcement agencies requested information about 600,000 of the companies customers without the use of a warrant or probable cause. This happened because of the very limited laws about mobile users’ information private.  Christopher Calabrese, legislative counsel at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, states that there is an easy solution to fix this problem. He states that “President Obama and members of Congress should pass legislation that updates our outdated privacy laws by requiring law enforcement to get a probable cause warrant before service providers disclose the contents of our electronic communications to the government. Anything less is unnecessarily invasive and un-American.”

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