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Court Ruling Raises Privacy Concerns

MOBILE PRIVACY

February 22, 2013

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal ruling allowing law enforcement warrantless access to a suspect’s cellphone is raising privacy concerns among some legal experts and privacy advocates, CBC News reports. One attorney said, “You never know when you’ll be stopped and arrested improperly…The problem is that people put so much personal information on their cellphones, and if they’re not taking any type of steps they might be giving a lot away.” A representative from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association also expressed similar concerns.
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