Jan 29, 2012 // CNET
Last week's unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in U.S. v. Jones marks a major victory for constitutional rights. Law enforcement can no longer plant GPS tracking devices on vehicles without satisfying the Fourth Amendment, and the Court ensured that the Fourth Amendment provides at least as much privacy protection today as when it was adopted.
Therefore, Congress needs to amend ECPA to ensure that a warrant is required for location data and for stored content regardless of how long it's been held or whether it's been opened. These are two of the four core principles agreed on by the Digital Due Process Coalition, an alliance of advocacy organizations and legal scholars, joined by dozens of leading technology companies and trade associations. As CNET reported: