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’.