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Del. Court: Police Need Warrant for GPS Tracking

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The state attorney general's office says Delawareans have no expectation of privacy when they're driving.

But a judge has ruled otherwise, throwing out drug evidence seized by police who placed a GPS device on a man's car without a search warrant, then tracked his movements 24 hours a day for three weeks.

Judge Jan Jurden ruled this week that the placement of the GPS device on Michael Holden's car by a DEA task force constituted an unlawful search.

Jurden said people do have a diminished expectation of privacy while traveling on public roads. But she warned that an Orwellian "Big Brother" state is now technologically feasible, and that without adequate protections, there is nothing to prevent citizens from being tracked 24/7.

 

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