Category Archives: GPS / Tracking Data

CO: Parolee on ankle monitor had no REP in his GPS data that linked him to robberies and was turned over to feds

Defendant was on parole-like Colorado community supervision with a GPS ankle monitor. One of the POs, not his, was cross-assigned to a federal task force. When defendant was suspected of being involved in robberies, the federally assigned PO looked up … Continue reading

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MA: Def was on pretrial GPS monitoring, and it can be used as evidence in another case

Defendant agreed to GPS monitoring as a condition of pretrial release in another case. Thus, his motion to suppress the monitoring is denied when he’s accused of a burglary, and the GPS puts him there. His argument was that he … Continue reading

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D.Alaska: Installing GPS on a package with an anticipatory warrant didn’t require SW

An anticipatory search warrant was issued for 1921 but was delivered to 1911 because of the use of false addresses. The police entered to seize the package. Defendant doesn’t show he has standing in either the package or the place … Continue reading

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techdirt: Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle

techdirt: Court Tells Cops They Can’t Use GPS Data Gathered After Suspect They Were Tracking Sold The Vehicle by Tim Cushing:

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D.Colo.: GPS tracking a car after it had been sold by target was unreasonable

Defendant bought a car that had a GPS device placed by the police with a 60 day tracking warrant. He paid for it for his girlfriend, with whom he had a child, and he drove it at the time of … Continue reading

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WaPo: The used car that came with a special option: A GPS device secretly installed by the police

WaPo: The used car that came with a special option: A GPS device secretly installed by the police by Orin Kerr:

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NY Times: Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking

NY Times: Federal Agency Begins Inquiry Into Auto Lenders’ Use of GPS Tracking by Michael Corkery and Jessica Silver-Greenberg: They can figure out when you leave town and see where you parked your car. They can see how many times … Continue reading

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Talk Business: GPS technology benefits used car industry, privacy concerns remain

Talk Business: GPS technology benefits used car industry, privacy concerns remain; used car sales to rise in 2017 by Jeff Della Rosa

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TX6: USDC dismissal w/o prejudice for Heck bar not preclusive of later state court action

Plaintiff originally sued in federal court and was barred by Heck, but dismissal was without prejudice to removal of the Heck bar. That was not preclusive of a state court action as res judicata. He claimed an unlawful seizure and … Continue reading

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Portland Press Herald: State seeks more authority in investigations of suspected lobstering violations: secretly installed GPS in boats

Portland Press Herald: State seeks more authority in investigations of suspected lobstering violations by Kevin Miller Legislation is being drafted to make it easier for Maine Marine Patrol officers to secretly install tracking or surveillance devices on boats.

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