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Supreme Court To Hear Cellphone Privacy Case

PRIVACY LAW

July 12, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear a case involving the privacy of a suspect’s cellphone and whether law enforcement can access a cellphone that is not password-protected without a warrant, The Canadian Press reports. In an earlier ruling, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that police could search the phone in a cursory manner to see if there was evidence related to the alleged crime, but if the phone was password-protected, “it would not have been appropriate” to access the phone’s contents without a warrant.
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