Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Privacy of Cell-Tower Records

A majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to agree that the abundance of private information available about Americans in the digital age might require new restraints on government’s ability to access it. In the specific case before the court, these new limits could require law enforcement officials to prove more to a judge about suspected criminal wrongdoing before they are able to collect cell-tower records, which can provide a detailed record of a person’s whereabouts.