On Monday, the Court agreed to hear Los Angeles’ appeal of a lower court ruling. The lower court ruled that the law requiring hotels to provide guests’ information is unconstitutional. Some of the requested information includes guests’ credit card numbers, home address, driver’s license information, and etc. at a moment’s notice. Several other cities, such as Seattle and Atlanta have similar laws. According to The Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Supreme Court will consider the privacy protections for hotel guests and if the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits laws that support unlawful searches, applies in this case. This is the third Fourth Amendment case the justices have taken in three years. There has yet to be a date set for a hearing.
Contributor: Dominique Jolly