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SJC justices to weigh in on cellphone tracking data

Authorities want access to suspects’ records without a search warrant

In a case that echoes the controversy over the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, Massachusetts’ highest court heard arguments Thursday in deliberations that will determine whether police can get a criminal suspect’s cellphone records without a search warrant.

Civil libertarians said the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision will have far-reaching implications for privacy rights in Massachusetts and warned that police would be able to easily access information about anyone’s daily movements unless they are kept in check by a search-warrant requirement.

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