PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments, Wednesday, on a case that could redefine Americans’ right to privacy in the digital age.
The Supreme Court will consider whether prosecutors violated the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches, when they tracked a Detroit robbery suspect using cell tower data obtained without a warrant.READ MORE: WATCH: New Castle County Police, Neighbor Rescue Elderly Woman Trapped Under SUV
National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen says the case of Carpenter vs. United States could be the most important digital privacy case this century.READ MORE: Joel Embiid Scores 40 But Sixers Blow 24-Point Lead In Loss To Clippers
“If the court holds that we have an expectation of privacy in our public movements, then we’ll be spared the danger of having the government track us 24/7 door to door by collecting our cell phone information or by sending drones to track us in public,” Rosen said.
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A ruling is expected by June.