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Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy

September 13, 2018

Three judicial cases brought to the Massachusetts Supreme Court this month will influence the enforcement of mobile data privacy cases nationwide. Other states are expected to pay close attention to the rulings, which will help clarify the intersection between traditional expectations of privacy and the fast-moving world of mobile technology.

The three cases — Commonwealth v. Almonor, Commonwealth v. Johnson and Commonwealth v. Feliz — are scheduled just months after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a groundbreaking ruling in Carpenter v. United States, deciding that law enforcement officers must obtain a search warrant before obtaining past customer location information from cell phone companies.

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