Police Can Search Smartphones Without Warrants

Ryan Radia focuses on adapting law and public policy to the unique challenges of the information age. His research areas include information privacy, telecommunications, competition policy, free speech, intellectual property, and media regulation.

Radia is a frequent contributor to the Technology Liberation Front, the technology policy blog dedicated to preserving freedom and liberty in the information age. He recently wrote an article for Gear and Gadgets about  Why you should always encrypt your smartphoneLast week, California’s Supreme Court reached a controversial 5-2 decision holding that police officers may lawfully search mobile phones found on arrested individuals’ persons without first obtaining a search warrant. The court reasoned that mobile phones, like cigarette packs and wallets, fall under the search incident to arrest exception to 4th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at JasonRink.com and his film production work at FoundationMedia.org.

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