No search warrant is required if law enforcement wants to track your whereabouts through your cell phone records.
At least, that was the ruling handed down by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Overturning an order by a federal judge in Houston, the Appeals Court found that your cell phone records actually belong to your carrier and are not protected by a probable cause standard as outlined in the Fourth Amendment.
Authorities must still get a court order to carry out a search of cell phone records. … Read more