Google No Longer Responding to Geofence Warrants. What now?

Jon McGinley

February 5, 2024


Google No Longer Responding to Geofence Warrants. What now?

Feb 5, 2024

Jon McGinley


In a significant move that has sparked debates on privacy and law enforcement, Google has recently announced that it will no longer provide location data to law enforcement agencies through geofence warrants. These warrants have become increasingly common in recent years, allowing authorities to obtain location information across a wide area. However, with Google’s decision, law enforcement agencies are now left pondering their options and seeking alternative solutions to access this crucial data. At Cybercheck, we understand the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in their efforts to combat crime and maintain public safety. As a leading provider of open-source and signal intelligence solutions, we offer a comprehensive report that includes more focused results than what Google previously provided. In this overview, we will explore the implications of Google’s decision and discuss the alternative options available to law enforcement agencies, highlighting how Cybercheck can assist in obtaining specific location data and more on a person of interest or the suspect based on their cyber profile.

The Impact of Google’s Decision

Google’s decision to stop providing location data to law enforcement agencies through geofence warrants has significant implications for investigations and the pursuit of justice. Geofence warrants have been a valuable tool for law enforcement, allowing them to identify potential suspects and witnesses by analyzing location data within a specific area and time frame. Our process is different, we come in before the warrant phase of your investigation, yielding probable cause to obtain warrants. All we require is a case number to begin analysis and deliver a targeted report that surfaces the needed intelligence instead of a data dump that still requires hours of sifting to pan for the gold you need to advance your investigation.

Without access to this data from Google, law enforcement agencies will have to find alternative methods to gather the information they need. This could lead to delays in investigations, hinder the identification of suspects or witnesses, and potentially impact public safety. However, it is essential to balance the need for location data with the protection of individuals’ privacy rights, which is a concern that Google’s decision seeks to address. Law enforcement agencies must now explore other avenues to obtain location data, and this is where Cybercheck can step in to provide a comprehensive solution. By leveraging our advanced AI and machine learning capabilities, law enforcement agencies can access location data, along with a wealth of additional information, to aid in their investigations. Cybercheck provides that needle in a haystack so law enforcement agencies no longer need to wade through the deep waters of big data, our reports surface the needed intelligence to move your case forward.

Alternative Options for Law Enforcement

With Google’s decision to withhold location data through geofence warrants, law enforcement agencies will need to adapt their strategies and seek alternative options. While Google’s decision may pose challenges, it also presents an opportunity to explore more diverse sources of data that can enhance investigations and overcome limitations. Our approach for law enforcement is very different. Google geofence warrants are a data dump of all activity in an area over a period of time while a Cybercheck report yields the exact digital footprint and activity for the person of interest linked to the case Cybercheck is trying to solve.

Cybercheck offers a report that covers all cyber relationships pertaining to a case. Our intelligence platform enables access to a vast array of information, the internet is our data source, providing needed intelligence across the surface, dark and deep web. By utilizing our technology, law enforcement agencies can access reports on a case by case basis. Our reports analyze this data to identify patterns, connections, and potential leads supporting probable cause to advance your case to closed. Furthermore, Cybercheck’s expertise extends beyond location data. Our platform provides tools for monitoring online communications, identifying potential threats, and gathering evidence for criminal investigations. By combining these capabilities, law enforcement agencies can achieve a more comprehensive understanding of criminal activities and take proactive measures to safeguard public safety.

Cybercheck: Your Solution for Comprehensive Intelligence

At Cybercheck, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of internet-based intelligence solutions. Our mission is to empower law enforcement agencies with the tools and data they need to combat crime effectively. With Google’s decision to limit access to location data, our comprehensive analysis becomes even more essential. Our advanced technology and expert AI and ML analysis work hand in hand to provide law enforcement agencies with actionable intelligence. We understand the importance of timely and accurate information, and our solutions are designed to deliver just that. By partnering with Cybercheck, law enforcement agencies can bridge the gap left by Google’s decision and continue their crucial work in maintaining public safety. Our commitment to privacy, security, and adherence to legal regulations ensures that the data we provide is obtained ethically and used responsibly.


Google’s decision to cease providing location data to law enforcement agencies through geofence warrants has undoubtedly disrupted traditional investigative practices. However, it also presents an opportunity for law enforcement agencies to explore alternative options and embrace innovative solutions in the field of open-source and signal intelligence. Cybercheck stands ready to assist law enforcement agencies in their pursuit of justice. Our intelligence offers a holistic approach, providing access to crucial location data, cyber-DNA analysis, cyber profile correlation, and evidence gathering. As law enforcement agencies adapt to the changing landscape, Cybercheck is here to ensure that they have the tools and support they need to effectively combat crime and protect the public.

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