Google sends US police geo-data of suspects

US law enforcement agencies have increasingly begun to use people’s location data for their


How the police use it

When a crime is committed, the policeRequests Google to provide information on all devices that were in the area. According to one Google employee, the company receives about 180 requests per week. The company refuses to confirm the exact figures.

The Location History feature saves space.finding, even if the user does not include Google Maps. Tracking can occur in the background. It has been proven that this method works, but there have already been cases when the police used data to charge innocent people.

Some jurisdictions require thatInvestigators received a second warrant from the judge before they reveal identification information. With the help of another warrant, more extensive data will be available to the police, including emails.