May 5, 2020 / 6:17 PM / a month ago

9th Circuit signs off on search for overdue rental car in license plate database

A U.S. appeals court said on Monday that a Nevada man who used a rental car while stealing mail failed to show that he had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the historical location data of the car after not returning it by the contract due date.

A three-judge panel for the 9th Circuit U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that as a result Jay Yang lacked standing to challenge a warrantless government search of a database of license plate images and locations and affirmed a lower court’s denial of his motion to suppress evidence.

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