Governing: Thousands of Geofence Warrants Appear to Be Missing from a California DOJ Transparency Database

Governing: Thousands of Geofence Warrants Appear to Be Missing from a California DOJ Transparency Database. “In the last three years, Google says, public agencies in California have increasingly demanded location data collected from people’s phones and other devices through geofence warrants—an evidence-gathering mechanism that privacy advocates argue violates civil liberties. Between 2018 and 2020, the company said in a recent transparency report, it had received 3,655 geofence warrant requests from agencies operating in the state. But California’s OpenJustice dataset, where law enforcement agencies are required by state law to disclose executed geofence warrants or requests for geofence information, tells a completely different story.”

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