Supreme Court to Consider Cellphone Privacy


Ariane de Vogue
abcnews.go.com
January 17, 2014

Behind closed doors today, the Supreme Court will consider taking up two cases concerning whether police, after seizing a cellphone during a lawful arrest, can search the phone’s data without a warrant.

Lower courts have divided on the issue. Those courts upholding the warrantless searches have relied at times on a 1973 Supreme Court precedent that privacy advocates say doesn’t contemplate modern-day technology.

In that case — United States v. Robinson — a man was arrested for driving with a revoked license. While police officers conducted a pat-down, they found a cigarette package filled with heroin. The court upheld the warrantless search, explaining that police can conduct a full search of a person incident to a lawful arrest.

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