ACLU: Cops should have a tougher time sucking up 7 months of mobile phone data

Between 10 July and 15 July 2010, the first call of the day and the last call of the night that Aaron Graham made on his mobile phone showed he was probably sleeping at home.

The last call he placed on the night of the 9th and the first call he placed the next morning, however, shows he was a 30-minute drive from his house.

So where was he?

I don’t know, and I don’t want to know, because it’s personal information to which neither you nor I have a right, if you live in the US and the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution means anything.

Does that hold for the police? Because that’s where the information came from: an astonishing 221 days worth of Mr. Graham’s cell phone records, all gotten at without a warrant.

SOURCE: nakedsecurity.sophos.com