Matthew Segal, legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Judicial Court decision in Commonwealth v. Mora:

“Pole cameras with the ability to remotely pan, zoom, and tilt increasingly test the boundaries of our right to privacy in our most intimate space: our homes. The Court’s new ruling makes clear that prolonged, targeted surveillance of the home invades a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy which must be protected by a warrant. Freedom from surveillance is not just for those who can afford to build tall fences, live in a gated community, or buy acres of land on which to live in secluded homes.”