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New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data

The New York Times

July 18, 2013

Peter G. Verniero was asked to comment on the New Jersey Supreme Court's landmark decision ordering that police will now have to get a search warrant before obtaining tracking information from cellphone providers.  Verniero stated: "This type of issue will play out in many jurisdictions for the simple reason that cellphones are so prevalent in daily life...The decision affects just about everybody... Law enforcement is trying to keep up with technology, as well they should... It's very legitimate for law enforcement to use technlogy, but this court decision is a strong reminder that constitutional standards still apply.  The courts have to adapt, and law enforcement has to adapt."