Fed. Appeals Court Says Police Need Warrant to Search Phone

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An anonymous reader writes “In a decision that’s almost certainly going to result in this issue heading up to the Supreme Court, the Federal 1st Circuit Court of Appeals [Friday] ruled that police can’t search your phone when they arrest you without a warrant. That’s contrary to most courts’ previous findings in these kinds of cases where judges have allowed warrantless searches through cell phones.” (But in line with the recently mentioned decision in Florida, and seemingly with common sense.) Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Fed. Appeals Court Says Police Need Warrant to Search Phone

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