Bugged cell location data prompts Denmark to review 10,000 court cases [telecom]

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The country will need to re-examine cases as far back as 2012.

By Igor Bonifacic

Authorities in Denmark are reviewing more than 10,000 court cases to
see if flawed cellphone location data may have led to wrongful
convictions, according to The New York Times. The review stems from
two recently discovered bugs. The first caused the system police used
to convert raw cellphone data into a picture of a device's whereabouts
to omit some crucial information. Due to the bug, Danish authorities
say the mobile location evidence they presented to the country's
courts wasn't as precise as they had initially thought. Police say
they fixed the error after discovering it in March.


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