High Tech Companies Push Supreme Court To Enhance Cell Phone Privacy Protection

Cell Phone Privacy Protection

Have you ever worried about your personal privacy on the cell phone? Some big tech giants in recently make some noise about the cell phone privacy protection, and they filed a brief which urge the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the privacy.

According to Reuters, over a dozen high technology companies like Apple, Twitter, Facebook, and even the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) in recently filed a 44-page brief, and argued that the law enforcement officials should be required to obtain a warrant when they need to access sensitive individuals’ cellphone data.

“That users rely on technology companies to process their data for limited purposes does not mean that they expect their intimate data to be monitored by the government without a warrant.”

— The brief said

Cell phone location data is a kind of important personal data that contains the specific location of people, and it can identify the location via triangulating the signal among cell towers, su it is very dangerous if these personal data are used by some others for other purposes, but till now, The US Justice Department didn’t provide any response for the request.


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