With Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature, 80 million Americans — one in four — now live in a state where the reform has been approved. In Illinois, the legislation had passed by a unanimous vote in both chambers earlier this summer.
The brief argues that “third-party doctrine,” which negates privacy protections for data held by a third-party service provider, should not apply to cell phone location information. The doctrine is a poor fit for the digital age.
Plaintiffs respectfully submitted in the brief that since the U.S. Election Assistance Commission was split over the executive director's authority in the issue, it is time for the court to move forward and address the merits of the case.