Editorial: Privacy in the Mobile Age for Americans
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 19/06/2010 18:43
Do people have a right to privacy in a closed telephone booth? In 1967, the Supreme Court said they do and prohibited government eavesdropping there without a warrant. But what about a cellphone with no booth? What about a phone that also sends messages, scours the Internet and records your exact location?
Technology is evolving too quickly to fit into easy legal formulas. In an opinion issued on Thursday, the Supreme Court told government employees that they cannot expect privacy when using government machines, but, thankfully, did not remove the expectation of privacy for most other users of electronic communication.
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