This New York Times article just came out which shows just how far we have come in technological advances. In a nutshell, a murder was allegedly solved because the timeline on the victim’s Fitbit coincided with when the Defendant was with her.
This is featured on today’s Carpenter blog because one open question that is covered here is whether Carpenter applies to other kinds of data other that just cell site location information, and if so, what information is covered?
We’re now living in an era where police, upon your client’s arrest, will collect and inventory his/her Fitbit, Google glasses, Smartwatch, and of course, the smartphone to look for evidence. The Fourth Amendment implications of these searches have been laid bare in the Carpenter decision. As more cases come down, they’ll be reported here.