SCOTUS rules against warrantless cellphone searches in ‘sweeping endorsement of digital privacy’

Today, we bring you a tiny bit of cheer in the generally depressing privacy landscape.

“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police generally can’t search the contents of a cellphone seized during an arrest, unless they get a warrant.

“Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the unanimous decision (PDF) finding that such warrantless cellphone searches violate the Fourth Amendment. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote a separate opinion concurring in the judgment.”

SCOTUS rules against warrantless cellphone searches in ‘sweeping endorsement of digital privacy’.

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