Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Warrantless cell phone searches spread to more states - CNN

Warrantless cell phone searches spread to more states - CNN

Think about all the data -- photos, videos, text messages, calendar items, apps, call log, voice mail, and e-mail -- on your cell phone right now. If you're arrested, could the police search your cell phone? And would they need a warrant?

That depends on which state you're in.

In California, it is legal for police to search an arrestee's cell phone without a warrant --ever since a January decision by the California Supreme Court.

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