The Judge Lisa Lenihan had absolutely the right idea
The Judge-Madam Lisa definitely had the right idea HERE-
Judge Lisa of the US District Court for Western Pennsylvania, wrote an opinion about a law enforcement request to access location records held by a cellphone carrier. She said, "permitting surreptitious conversion of a cellphone into a tracking device without probable cause raises serious Fourth Amendment concerns, especially when the phone is monitored in the home or other places where privacy is reasonably expected."
Lenihan added, "Law enforcement's investigative intrusions on our private lives, in the interests of social order and safety, should not be unduly hindered, but must be balanced by appropriate degrees of accountability and judicial review."
Wish everyone in Govenment could stick to such Basic Guidelines and avoid unneccesary collection of Privacy Data in the name of "Data Collection Efforts".
We really have become very much a surveillance State here in US and Europe and we are'nt exactly much better for it.
Look at the recent Virginia TV Reporter shooting for instance;if you would have asked any of the Shooters Friends and Family they would all say he had a serious Psychological Problem which could be dangerous to folks around him.
Why did Law Authorities not use all that Data they tracked on him to isolate him earlier?
All This Online Surveillance has just become a Tool for Governments to push their wasteful agendas.
Remember how Obama used to track the Tea Party here in America ?
Things are about to get much worse(than they already are) on The Personal Privacy front thanks to the IoT Wave which is sweeping Global Tech markets today.
I am not really surprised one bit that Osama Bin Laden refused to have anything to do with Digital Technology (which was the single-most reason he managed to escape America's clutches for so long).
It would genuinely be a sad day(from a Techie point of view) if eventually going back intime is the only way to avoid the Surveillance State.