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I wonder if this will result in a blanket requirement that getting ANY GPS data for an American Person would require a warrant.

The significance is that this pertains to a "GPS Tracer/Tracker" being "attached". How about a modern smartphone? (As the article touches upon)

Is the mere presence of an already attached GPS system enough to trigger the purview of this ruling? I suspect not but hopefully this will be put to the test soon.




No if you read the opinion they very specifically do not rule on whether collecting the data is legal, they only ruled that in the case of GPS trackers you must actually place the tracker on the item to be tracked which is considered trespass of property which means it requires a warrant.




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