On Monday, January 23, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous ruling that police cannot install a GPS tracking device on a suspect's vehicle without first obtaining a warrant. The ruling reversed the conviction of suspected Washington D.C. drug kingpin, Antonio Jones, who had been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in jail. To read more, go here.
Comment: Developments in the world of geospatial technologies are a two edge sword. Going forward, the Emergency Services Sector will have to be smart about how those capabilities are deployed, or they are going to end up on the wrong side of the blade every time.