Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cell Phone Searches by Police to be Reviewed by U.S. Supreme Court

This is one where lots of folks could see trouble coming - outdated laws versus the privacy of personal data found on a smartphone. Last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States decided it's time to start sorting out what the police can, and cannot, search after finding an individual's phone during an arrest. More below:

(New York Times, January 17, 2014)

Comment: Although the cases cited for review are focused on smartphone contact and picture content, it's logical that the court's expected April ruling will also have applicability to any record of movement found on a phone.  Stay tuned.

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