Who Owns The Digital Information About You?

The Hudson Institute covers Carpenter v. United States and CEI’s amicus brief in the case with the Cato Institute and the Committee for Justice.

Legal analysts claim that Carpenter v. United States, argued earlier this week before the Supreme Court, is one of the most important Fourth Amendment cases in a decade. The Court has been asked to review whether the government could rely on cell phone location data obtained without a warrant to prosecute a person for armed robbery.

The case will provide the Court with an opportunity to clarify when the government requires a warrant to obtain certain digital information from wireless companies.

The Court might decide the case without addressing the intriguing question of the ownership of the digital information. This issue was addressed in an amicus brief before the Court authored by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, and the Committee for Justice.

Read the full article at the Hudson Institute.