Category Archives: GPS / Tracking Data

Denver Post: Holy police tech, Batman! Denver officers can now shoot your car with a GPS tracker if you try to flee

Denver Post: Holy police tech, Batman! Denver officers can now shoot your car with a GPS tracker if you try to flee by Elise Schmelzer Police leaders hope technology will minimize the number of dangerous chases So: installation by exigency. … Continue reading

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ABAJ: GPS ankle monitors can call and record people without consent; do they violate 5th Amendment?

ABAJ: GPS ankle monitors can call and record people without consent; do they violate 5th Amendment? by Debra Cassens Weiss:

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Business Insider: Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent

Business Insider: Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here’s how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good by Paige Leskin:

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MA: Prolonged GPS monitoring as punishment for CP conviction was unreasonable under Grady

Prolonged GPS monitoring for punishment for child pornography, a non-contact offense, was unreasonable under Grady v. North Carolina because the state’s interest was only marginal compared to the interest of the offender. Commonwealth v. Feliz, 481 Mass. 689 (Mar. 26, … Continue reading

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MA: Probation GPS monitoring can be accessed after the fact to prove def’s location in a new crime

Defendant was on probation and had GPS monitoring as a condition. It was reasonable for the state to access the historical GPS data later when defendant was suspected of a crime. Commonwealth v. Johnson, 481 Mass. 710 (Mar. 26, 2019). … Continue reading

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NC: The state bears the burden of proof of reasonableness under Grady and it failed here

NC recognizes that its case law is in vast disarray since Grady v. North Carolina, and it’s tough to sort out. The state bears the burden of proof on reasonableness of satellite based monitoring of a sex offender. Here, the … Continue reading

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CA9: Warrantless placement of GPS on a parolee’s car was reasonable under 4A

Based on Ninth Circuit precedent that cell phone searches are permitted by the parole search doctrine, the court finds that warrantless placing of a GPS on a parolees car is permitted under the Fourth Amendment. United States v. Korte, 2019 … Continue reading

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GA: Lifetime GPS monitoring of SVPs after parole and the SO registry unreasonable under 4A

Lifetime GPS monitoring of a sexually violent predator was a Fourth Amendment violation that does not satisfy the special needs doctrine and is unreasonable. Despite the diminished expectation of privacy of a person on post-conviction supervision, this is just too … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Law: FBI Exceeded GPS Tracking Warrant, But Convictions Survive

Bloomberg Law: FBI Exceeded GPS Tracking Warrant, But Convictions Survive by Porter Wells: Duo of bank robbers ‘à la Bonnie and Clyde’ tracked by GPS Violating warrant terms not same as violating Fourth Amendment

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Fox News: Chinese schools enforce ‘smart uniforms’ with GPS tracking to surveil students

Life without a Fourth Amendment: Fox News: Chinese schools enforce ‘smart uniforms’ with GPS tracking to surveil students by Christopher Carbone: Ten schools in China have new “intelligent uniforms” that will track students’ whereabouts with embedded computer chips.

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NJ: GPS monitoring of sex offender still on supervision is reasonable under “special needs”; one not on supervision is not

Two sex offenders sued over their GPS monitoring. The state defended under the special needs doctrine. GPS monitoring of SO still on supervision is reasonable, but it is unreasonable as to the one off supervision. H.R. v. N.J. State Parole … Continue reading

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PA: GPS tracker and audio recorder worn by CI for safety reasons not prohibited by Jones or 4A

The CI had a recorder and GPS tracking device placed on him for his safety while he was riding with the defendant. This is not a “tracking device” under state statute or Jones because it wasn’t planted on defendant’s property, … Continue reading

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