Ruling lets California police search your phone without a warrant:
The California Supreme Court ruled that police in that state can search the contents of an arrested person’s cell phone. Read on…
If you get arrested in California, better hope there are no incriminating texts or e-mails or sensitive data stored on your phone.
On Monday, the California Supreme Court ruled that police in that state can search the contents of an arrested person’s cell phone.
Citing U.S. Supreme Court precedents, the ruling contends that “The loss of privacy upon arrest extends beyond the arrestee’s body to include ‘personal property … immediately associated with the person of the arrestee’ at the time of arrest.”
It should be noted that Cal. Gov. Brown just vetoed recent legislation that was passed in an attempt to counteract the Supreme Courts Ruling. Either way, as the article aludes to, do not consent to a search of your device – if there is a lock screen, just say no.