third party doctrine

Supreme Court Upholds Warrant Requirement in Landmark Digital Privacy Ruling

On June 22, 2018, as reported by Ars Technica, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote, comprised of the four liberal-leaning justices and Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, that the government must obtain a search warrant before Read more »

Fourth Amendment Rights of Cell Phone Users Reinforced by Judiciary

Last Wednesday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the “third party doctrine”—a legal theory that revokes Fourth Amendment protections from private information that’s held by a company—does not apply to cell phone users.

The decision is a breakthrough … Read more »