“Get a warrant” – Supreme Court rules against cell phone searches in ‘big win for digital privacy’

“Get a warrant” – Supreme Court rules against cell phone searches in ‘big win for digital privacy’

The Supreme Court of the United States said Wednesday that police officers must have a warrant before searching the cell phone contents of an individual under arrest. In a unanimous ruling announced early Wednesday, the high court settled two cases surrounding instances in which law enforcement officials scoured the mobile phones of suspects in custody and then used information contained therein to pursue further charges.

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