ADCG on Privacy & Cybersecurity

83 | Geofence Warrants and January 6: Constitutional and Privacy Issues

Episode Summary

In this episode, we are joined by Matthew Esworthy, partner at Bowie-Jensen LLP, to discuss geofence warrants and their use by law enforcement in investigating the January 6 insurrection. Geofence warrants involve court issued warrants for geolocation data from Google. These warrants were sealed and have only recently come to light through motions to suppress the evidence obtained from the geofence warrants. We explore Google’s process for responding to the 10,000 warrants it receives annually and the constitutional and legal issues swirling around them.