Your mobile phone is a tracking device, and they know where you are, where you've been, and easily can figure out where you are going. They are the government, and they don't believe probable cause need be shown to track you. But "they" increasing include civil litigants and private application providers, and there are few standards for tracking on the civil side. This is Mobility Law 101.
Albert Gidari is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP where he represents a
broad range of companies on privacy, security, Internet, electronic
surveillance and communications law.
He successfully defended Google in 2006 against a Department of Justice subpoena seeking billions of customer search queries and Web pages from Google search in Gonzales v. Google.
He has represented communications companies for over a decade in the implementation of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), and regularly helps companies to review and respond to legal requests under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Wiretap Act.
Last updated March 16, 2009