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Daily Dashboard | Accused bank robber challenges police use of location data Related reading: German presidency discusses ePrivacy intentions



A Richmond, Virginia, man claims it was illegal for police to use Google location data to charge him with armed robbery, NBC News reports. Following a May 20 bank robbery, during which the robber held a cellphone to his ear, authorities obtained a warrant for location data from all cellphones within 150 meters of the area during that one-hour time frame. Police charged Okello Chatrie, one of 19 accounts provided under the warrant. Privacy advocates say the geofence warrant violates the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches. “Cases like this aren’t just about criminal defendants. It’s about all of our rights under the Constitution,” American Civil Liberties Union Staff Attorney Nathan Freed Wessler said.
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