04.02.2012

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General News

Privacy Partner Michael Sussmann was quoted in a front-page New York Times article, "Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool." The article discussed the government's increasing use of cell phone tracking in criminal investigations and the need for clearer laws on location tracking. The law is understandably confusing “when even the federal courts can’t agree." Carriers “push back a lot" when the police urgently seek out cell locations or other information in what are purported to be life-or-death situations. "Not every emergency is really an emergency."